This fun toddler/preschool spider activity is a fun craft and a great opportunity to practice counting!
While making the handprint spiders below you can count the 8 legs, count your child’s fingers. Spiders also usually have 8 eyes so you can also count the 8 googly eyes.
Some other toddler/preschool spider facts you can talk about:
What do spiders eat? Insects/bugs
How do spiders catch bugs? Their webs
Where do spiders live? Indoor and outdoors! Indoor spiders like cozy spots like dusty corners. Outdoor spiders can live in lots of places – in gardens, in the woods, holes in walls and fences, even in water!
Supplies Needed For This Spider Craft:
- Construction Paper - Black, Orange, Purple colors are perfect
- Googly Eyes
- White Yarn
- Popsicle Sticks
- Fold a piece of construction paper in half. Trace four fingers (for a bigger spider body include half your palm, for a skinnier spider trace less palm) along the folded portion.
- Cut out the traced fingers
- Open up the construction paper to reveal your spider
- Let your toddler sticker or color the spider
- Help your toddler add the googly eyes