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Spider Unit Activities

Spider Unit Activities

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Spider Thematic Unit Activities

This fun and engaging spider unit is jam-packed with activities to infuse science into your thematic unit! Many of the activities can be used with your favorite fiction and non-fiction bat books including the titles: "Diary of a Spider", "National Geographic for Kids: Spider", and "Arrrgh! Spiders". Other great book suggestions and videos are available in this pack.

Total Pages: 67
File Size: 6 MB

This pack includes:

Resource Page: Books, websites, and videos to help teach your spider unit.


Anchor Charts:

  • Are you Afraid of Spiders?- See how your students feel about spiders before you begin your unit. Includes printable
  • Spider! KWL Class Chart- see what your students already know about spiders. 
    With student recording sheet- have students record their own information as 
    you build your chart.
  • Spiders Can Have Are- help your students build their understanding of 
    adjectives and verbs with this descriptive anchor chart. Includes students printable
  • Spiders VS Bugs- help students compare spiders vs bugs as they learn that 
    spiders are not actually bugs at all! Includes two printables for students to work 
    on comparing spiders and insects.



  • Spider Vocabulary Cards- use to help introduce content specific vocabulary
  • Spider Vocabulary “read and do”
  • Blank vocabulary “read and do”
  • Vocabulary Assessment (PARCC Style Questions- Ideal for 2nd and 3rd graders)

Spider Worksheets-Quick Prints to use through out your unit:

  • Fiction Vs. Non-Fiction Spider Books style
  • Spider story retell
  • 3-2-1- Summarizing my learning recording sheet


Hands-on and Engaging Spider Activities:

  • Edible Spider Project- help your students understand the anatomy of a spider with this fun project! Use the reference chart to teach students about a spider’s body, then, have them build their own spider out of marshmallows, chocolate chips, and pretzels. Includes quick print and rubric.
  • Spider True or False game and craft- after learning about spiders, have students play the sorting game, then make their own spider with a true or false sorting piece.
  • Spider Words Sort- Adjective and very sorting game. Perfect for centers!


Spider Writing Activities and Crafts:

  • Spider Reports- use the information cards and have students write their own report on a spider.
  • “Spiders are…” Opinion writing craft. with grading rubric


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