This is our requirement for art projects:
1. It must be low maintenance for the teacher!!! Remember our waddlee-ah-chaa philosophy: keep it simple!
2. It must be hands-on and open-ended, allowing the children to be creative and unique.
These Very Busy Spider Webs make us smile. Look at this display. Each one is perfect in its very own way. And none of them look the same! Yeah for Miss Trisha, a wonderful teacher.
Very Busy Spider Webs Art Project:
Materials: Black sheet of construction paper, cotton balls, chalk, yarn, glue stick, goggle eyes.
Step One: Read aloud The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle.
Step Two: Mini Lesson on Spiders. After reading the book to her Pre-K class, the teacher gave a quick mini-lesson on spiders and the webs that they spin.
Step 3: Mini-Lesson on Art Materials and Project Concept. Here’s the tricky part. The teacher modeled the art project concept through a little mini-lesson; however, she kept it open-ended enough so each child was free to create their very own web and spider.
What a web! And how about those eight legs? Every child was as busy as “The Very Busy Spider,” with this open-ended art activity.
*the children first drew the webs and then added the spiders.
We are GIVING AWAY an awesome nonfiction spider book in our “at school” section: Spiders by Nic Bishop.
Head on over and leave a comment and you’re entered to win! That’s it. Really, you’re going to want this book for homeschool or the classroom.
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