Spider Books and Activities for Little Learners

Halloween is here and for us that means it’s time to study spiders! EEK! I’ve gathered some of our favorite spider books and activities to add to our homeschool learning time together. I hope you find some fun and inspiration here as well!

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Spider Book Recommendations

The first thing I love to do when we begin a new themed unit is grab ALL. THE. BOOKS. for that theme. And finding books for a spider theme is SO much fun! Using a Science themed Math and Literacy unit is a great way to include nonfiction texts in your reading! Check out some of our favorite spider books below! *These are Amazon affiliate links. I may earn a small commission at not extra cost to you if you choose to order books through these links. Thanks so much for supporting The Stay-at-Home Teacher!*

Spiders – Laura Marsh

The Magic School Bus Gets Caught in a Web – Jeanette Lane

The Very Busy Spider – Eric Carle

Walter’s Wonderful Web – Tim Hopgood

Spiders – Gail Gibbons

Spiders – Kay De Silva

Are You a Spider? – Judy Allen

Diary of a Spider – Doreen Cronin


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Spider Life Cycle Study

We LOVE getting into our life cycle studies each year, and this spider life cycle study is no exception! It includes tons of fun ways to learn about spider like book recommendations, videos, sensory bins, STEM ideas, practice pages, and MORE!


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Spider Play Dough Tray

A spider play dough tray is the perfect addition to your spider study! We love adding fun little gems to our tray like beads to decorate our spiders and keep them from turning out TOO spooky. Ha! This tray is a great fine motor skills activity and will help bring your spider life cycle study to life!


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Spider Transitional Kindergarten Centers

Looking to add some Math and Literacy practice to your spider unit? Look no further than the Halloween Math and Literacy Centers set my friend Michelle (Smitten with First) and I created! It includes some super fun spider-themed centers that your kiddos are sure to love!


FREE Halloween Themed Preschool Plans

Are you ready to have some fun?! Be sure you download these FREE Halloween themed Preschool plans from my TpT store to accompany your Halloween Math and Literacy centers! They’ll make a great addition to your spider books and activities!


Let’s hang out!

I hope these ideas for spider books and activities will add so much fun to your Halloween learning time this year. Let me know! I’d love to chat and get to know you better! Come hang out with us in some of our favorite places!