Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Eensy Weensy Spider...came to Story Time!
This week our story time topic was spiders. We read Halloween Bugs by David A. Carter, A Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle, and Spider Sandwiches by Claire Freedman with our Jr. classes.  We read Be Nice to Spiders by Margaret Graham, The Spider and the Fly by Mary Botham Howitt with Illustrations by Tony DiTerlizzi, and The Eensy Weensy Spider Freaks Out (Big Time!) by Troy Cummings with our preschoolers.

We did a couple of spider finger plays and of course we had to sing the Eensy Weensy Spider song.

I created a spider web with some chairs and some yarn and the children pretended to be little bugs and climb under the web without getting caught by the spider. To add to the challenge, I hung some bells on the web. If they touched the web they would be caught when the bell rang and alerted the spider.

For our craft we created a web for our spider using a paper plate and some black yarn.

Next Week: Flies and bugs
Michele Schumann
Children's Librarian

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