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10 Fun Spider Facts for Kids
Get ready for some fun, creepy crawly, learning with these fun spider facts for kids! Plus, as a thank you for stopping by, you will find a free Spider poem towards the end of this post. Enjoy!
Teaching Spider Facts for Kids
Find your favorite spider crafts for kids, and teach the kiddos these basic facts about spiders that won’t freak them out. This list was created for a group of PreK, Kindergarten, and First Grade students to learn throughout our “All About Spiders” week.
- A spider has 8 legs.
- Spiders have two body parts.
- Spiders can bite.
- Some spiders spin a web.
- All spiders make silk.
- Most spiders have 8 eyes.
- Spiders do not have wings.
- Spiders eat insects.
- Spiders have blue blood.
- Spiders lay eggs.
Even as an adult, I am fascinated with the fact most spiders have 8 eyes. I don’t remember learning that as a child; do you?
Yes, it’s true. Most spiders have 8 eyes. The two larger front eyes are for judging distance and to get a clear image. Whereas, the smaller side eyes are used to detect movement. Wow! These small eyes are just what the spiders need to catch prey or escape predators.
Spider Facts Worksheets
When teaching kids about spiders, it’s smart to incorporate a variety of teaching tools, such as books, videos, spider themed sensory bins, and opportunities to draw, write, and build facts.
If you’re looking for a print-and-go, no-prep, Spider writing center, you will love this Building Sentences: Spider Facts for Kids.
These printable Spider worksheets are great for a hands-on activity at home or in the classroom.
You will get:
- 10 Spider facts printable poster (8.5″ x 11″)
- 10 spider facts building sentences worksheets (level 1 – the sentence is at the top, and the kids use word tiles to rebuild it as shown)
- 10 spider facts worksheets (level 2 – No sentence is shown at the top. Kids build a spider fact based on the word tiles at the bottom)
Free Spider Activities
If you’re new around here, you might not know (yet) how much I love using poetry and nursery rhymes to get kids excited about reading. In my opinion, a poetry notebook is an absolute must-have if you are teaching or have kids at home.
To help keep your spider theme awesome, here is a free printable Itsy Bitsy Spider poem.
GET YOUR FREE SPIDER ACTIVITIES FROM THESE AMAZING TEACHER-AUTHORS
(FROM LEFT TO RIGHT)
Count the Spiders // Alleah Maree
ABC Spider Match // Engaging Littles
Origami Spider Corner Bookmark // KiddyCharts
Spider Addition Mats // Fairy Poppins
Make Ten // The Primary Parade
Spider Roll Dot Numbers // Teach Me Mommy
Scary Spider Count Boom Cards // Alleah Maree
Spider Color Matching // Live, Laugh, & Love Kindergarten
Spider Sight Words // The Primary Parade
Itsy Bitsy Spider Poem // Little Learning Corner
There are several ways to incorporate fun activities when teaching all about spiders. Include these fun spider facts worksheets, free poem, non-fiction spider books, crafts, and videos for an amazing spider lesson plan.
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