You'll need a 9 X 12 piece of black construction paper, and eight black rectangles measuring 2 1/2 X 6 for the legs.
I used a handwriting font to print out our sight words for this month: a, see, my, like, the, I, October and each student's name. The Stars traced each word, cut them out and drew eight circles for spider eyes:
Writing and reading activities can be combined with easy projects such as this seasonally, but I'd recommend keeping things simple: if you're going to focus on writing and letter formation, keep cutting to a minimum or make sure that the lines to be cut are straight. Students can partner-read their words with classmates or parents.
Today's spiders were also a wonderful math activity: we counted to eight (words, legs, and eyes), and represented eight with one set of 4 on each side of the spider's body and two columns with four eyes each in the center.
In the mood for additional October crafts for young learners? Visit:
~ An Indiana Mom (I love the candy corn page!)
~ A construction paper pumpkin craft can be found here....
~ ... and Activity Village provides directions for making paper plate pumpkins
Orange paper plates:
Green plates (perfect for Frankenstein's monster!)