Activity: Make your own spiderweb
1. Cut the cardboard into 8-inch squares
2. Cut ½ inch slits every 1 to 2 inches around the outside of the cardboard
3. Let the children color their cardboard
4. Pull the end of the yarn through one slit and tape it to the back of the cardboard
5. Let the children weave the yarn through the slits until the project looks like a spiderweb
Ask the children if making a spiderweb with no hands would be easy. Ask how they could use their new web to catch food if they had to.
Discuss the physical features of spiders and how those features help spiders catch their food. Then explain that spiders help farmers by eating the “bad” insects. Ask why the class thinks most people are afraid of spiders and if they’ve learned anything in class that changed their opinion about spiders.