The Very Busy Spider Book & Spiderweb Game

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Read the book The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle and trace the glistening spiderweb with your fingertips. Then create this fun twist on “Pin the Tail on the Donkey” and use it for your Halloween party, too!

What You’ll Need:
*Large piece of cardboard or poster board
*Black Velcro, stick-on, about 10 feet
*White heavyweight paper, or construction paper
*Black marker

*Read The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle together. Talk about the noises each animal makes. Have your child trace the spider web with his/her fingers and talk about the shapes you see in it. Point out how the spider has two segments -- a head and a body, and eight legs.
*Use pencil to draw a spider web on the cardboard or poster board. Cut the soft (or “loop”) side of the black Velcro to size and stick it on the pencil lines.
*Outline all of the black Velcro with glue and sprinkle the glitter over it. Shake off the excess glitter.
*On the white heavyweight paper, have your children draw some spiders, using the black marker. Cut them out. On the back of each spider, stick on a piece of the hard (or “hook”) side of the black Velcro to each spider.
*To play the game, hang up the spider web. Give each child a spider. When it is their turn to go, put on the blindfold and spin them around if desired. The player will make their way toward the spider web and try to stick the spider to the web. The child whose spider is closest to the center wins!

*Send us a picture of your kids playing this spiderweb game we may post it to our site!

Suggested Resources:
*The Very Busy Spider
by Eric Carle – at for less than $3.
*the Very Hungry Caterpillar Book & Craft -- Another classic Eric Carle book and two great crafts to do with it from My Activity Maker.

This activity can be found in the Book Club section of our site.