Monday, August 29, 2011

The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle Extension Activities

Eric Carle's Book The Very Busy Spider is loved by families and classrooms and fits in great with a unit on animals.

The Very Busy Spider: A Lift-the-Flap Book (The World of Eric Carle)           The Very Busy Spider (Board Book)

There are lots of extension ideas, lessons, and activities that can be done with this book. 
Here are a few.

~ Learning more about spiders and arachnids in an earlier post. (Science)
       Click Here

~ Other books to learn more about spiders (Science)

Time For Kids: Spiders!  Spider Pics: Book 1 

~ Eric Carle Coloring Book to help develop small motor skills and hand-eye coordination

My Own Very Busy Spider Coloring Book

~ Using a clock for children who are also learning to tell time. (Math)

Tell Time with The Very Busy Spider (The World of Eric Carle)

~ Making a spider craft from a recycled egg carton. (Arts and Crafts)
    Click Here

~ Making a spider web with construction paper and glue
    Click Here

~ Scholastic's Website Extension Ideas
    Click Here


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