Spider’s Web Game

Spider’s Web Game

Talk with the children about how spiders capture insects on their sticky webs.

Have the children pretend to be bugs and sit in a large circle. Choose one bug to run into the spider’s web (the center of the circle) while everyone sings the following:

One little bug ran out to play,
Played on a spider’s web one day.
“Oh,” he said, “this is so much fun.”
He called for another bug to come.
(First child then chooses a second child to join in the web.)

Two little bugs ran out to play,
Played on a spider’s web one day.
“Oh!” they said. “This is so much fun.”
She called for another bug to come.
(Second child chooses a child to join and so on until the last child. The teacher plays the spider.)

Last verse:
All the bugs ran out to play,
Out on the spider’s web one day.
All were having such a great time, no one saw the spider climb.
The spider watched…he felt the tugs. His plan was to catch all the bugs. The spider’s web was built very well. But it broke! (CLAP)
And all the bugs and the spider fell. (Everyone fall down)

Activity provided by:

Story County Conservation Board
Nature Boxes for Early Childhood Educators
Debbi Williams
56461 180th St.
Ames, IA 50010
Story County Conservation

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Category: Games

Iowa Early Learning Standards:
1.2, 2.4, 3.4, 4.1, 6.2, 7.3, 8.2, 9.4, 10.4, 11.1, 13.2, 14.3

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