Fun, printable, Itsy Bitsy Spider activities that will engage your kids in meaningful learning. 

Stick around, because that’s exactly what I’ll be sharing with you today. 

 The combination of printable activities and nursery rhymes will help your kids build language, rhyming, vocabulary, reading, and fluency skills.  

These resources are a fun way to engage your active learners in Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes.


Itsy Bitsy Spider Activities

The Origin of Itsy Bitsy Spider

This modern nursery rhyme is one of the first fingerplay songs children learn at a young age.

It’s a classic story about the adventures of a spider who never gives up.

The spider climbs up a water spicket, or gutter drain, only to be washed out the rain.

The spider’s persistence is shown as it repeats the adventure of climbing right back up again.

From a learning perspective in a child context, this popular song can teach kids the importance of never giving up.

When searching for the origin of this song, I found the Australian version refers to it as the “Incy Wincy Spider”. This also holds true for New Zealand and Great Britain.

This finger-play rhyme would be a great opportunity to teach new vocabulary. For example, when singing this spider song, rather than saying Itsy Bitsy, the kids can sing new words such as Incy Wincy or Teeny Tiny spider.

Regardless of nursery rhyme origins, these short stories and rhymes remain a powerful tool for building both expressive and receptive language skills.

Itsy Bitsy Spider Activities

Free Nursery Rhyme Poetry Notebook for Kids

Get your kids excited for reading with a fun poetry notebook.

Creating a notebook of poems is easy, takes almost no prep time, and is a powerful learning tool!


Itsy Bitsy Spider Lyrics

The Itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout.

Down came the rain and washed the spider out.

Out came the sun and dried up all the rain,

And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again.  

As mentioned above, some young children will refer to the itsy bitsy spider as the “incy wincy spider”.

Use in musical games or as a learning tool. There are endless ways for your kids will have such fun with nursery rhymes and American folk songs.

Itsy Bitsy Spider activities

The Itsy Bitsy Spider Activities (PreK-1st Grade)

If you/re in a hurry, and need to print these resources immediately, you can purchase this Itsy Bitsy Spider Bundle.  

The bundle includes all of the resources listed below. Teachers and parents love the bundle to save them time and money. 

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The Itsy Bitsy Spider activities for prek, kindergarten, and first grade. Printable nursery rhymes



Write the Room

This Nursery Rhyme Write the Room is an interactive, hands-on, activity to build vocabulary, reading, writing, rhyming, and concepts of print.

PreK, Kindergarten, and first grade will love this nursery rhyme write the room, identifying main characters and objects then writing the words on the recording sheet.

Post the picture cards around the room, and watch as the students become eager to write their favorite nursery rhyme characters on their record sheet.

Combine the practice of reciting the rhymes with adorable
nursery rhyme crafts
for a memorable learning experience.

Nursery Rhyme Sequencing Cards 

Your kids are going to love retelling Itsy Bitsy Spider Nursery Rhymes Sequencing worksheet.

  • Read / Retell

  • Cut and paste sequencing picture cards

  • Draw a picture

The printable sequencing worksheet has a set of 4 interactive illustrations. The illustrations, or picture cards, have inter-connected scenes that tell the story of this popular nursery rhyme.

A 4-sequence puzzle is great for Prek, Kindergarten, and First Grade.

The kids will read, sequence, and draw a picture of this popular children’s song.

Simply print and go! No prep, and easy differentiation!!

Give your advanced kids a challenge with writing a sentence about their favorite part rather than drawing a picture.


Itsy Bitsy Spider Build a Poem

Build a Poem is an interactive pocket chart center to build the classic nursery rhyme.

This is the type of pocket chart center the kids WANT to go back to, over and over.

After you display the poem, and recite it a couple times, they become eager to build the poem using the word cards.

Every word is printed on a separate card, with a green glitter border, and a little spider graphic ~ great for organizing, sorting, and to keep students from misplacing them with other pocket chart activities.

The Itsy Bitsy Spider activities for prek, kindergarten, and first grade. Printable nursery rhymes


Itsy Bitsy Spider Printable Poems

These printable poems are great to display as the poem of the day, or poem of the week, in reading groups. 

In addition to the Itsy Bitsy Spider Bundle, you can also find these poems in the Black and White and Colored Nursery Rhymes bundles.  

Itsy Bitsy Spider printable nursery rhymes page poster for kids



Color by Codes

Practice shapes, numbers to 10, letters, and sight words with these Nursery Rhymes, Color by Code printables.

Included in the Color by Code set:

You will get one nursery rhyme coloring page for each skill listed below.

  • Shapes

  • Numbers to 10

  • Alphabet

  • Sight Words

These are perfect as homework, morning work, practice sheets for small groups or tutoring, and a fun ELA center activity. Perfect for Prek, kindergarten, and first grade review.

The Itsy Bitsy Spider activities for prek, kindergarten, and first grade. Printable nursery rhymes


Itsy Bitsy Spider Bundle 

Now that you’ve seen all of the fun resources, you know how much fun the kids will have!

To help save you money and time, I have put together a Bundle of Itsy Bitsy Spider printables.   

Purchase the bundle of printables from the Little Learning Corner Store or on TPT.  

Itsy Bitsy Spider activities

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