Preschool Songs: I’m a Hungry Spider

Our Playful Preschool Series  is all about creepy crawlies this week.  We hoped you have enjoyed Fall colors , the nighttimedinosaurs  and community helpers so far this month.  This week we created a preschool song all about spiders!

Preschool Song and Rhyming Activity

A fun spider preschool song to work on rhyming words from growingbookbybook.com

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Why We Chose This Activity

Once again, I’m always looking for ways to build literacy skills based on the interests of my boys.

My boys have been noticing spider webs everywhere lately.  Our bushes outside are covered with beautiful creations and our basement has quite a few too!

We decided to take this spider interest and combine it with a rhyming activity.  Ever since we read Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas, my boys have been a bit obsessed with rhyming.  I highly recommend the book.

Rhyming is a phonological awareness skill that will help your little ones with reading down the road.  Singing preschool songs are a great way to develop phonological awareness.

Preparing The Spider Web and Props

Write the song a large piece of paper or on sentence strips.  Hang your song chart paper up on a wall or easel near your playing area.

I’m A Hungry Spider (based on the tune “I’m a Little Teapot”)

I’m a hungry spider,

 in my web.

 Looking for treats that rhyme with _____.

 Can you find me a tasty treat?

 Put it in my web. Let’s eat!

 

You will need to print the color cards I’ve created for you.  Gather items from around the house or classroom that rhyme with each color word.  You could also print clip art to create a rhyming match.  We used pink/sink, red/bed, black/sack, green/bean, brown/clown, blue/glue.

spider web rhyming game and preschool song

Create a spider web on a piece a paper.  You can add a spider for dramatic effect.  You could also make a large spider web on the floor with painter’s tape.

Place your objects in a corner of the room so that your child will have to move to get to them.

Singing and Rhyming

Preschool Songs:   A spider song to work on rhyming words from groiwngbookbybook.com

As you sing, fill in the blank with a color card.  Each time you repeat the song, replace the blank with another color card.

Have your child identify an object that rhymes with the color word and take that object to the web for each verse.

Continue until you have run out of items.

For another fun literacy activity related to spiders, check out our Letter Flies post to compliment Eric Carle’s The Very Busy Spider.

Keep reading.  Visit the links below for more great community helpers activities from the Playful Preschool team!

MORE Creepy Crawly Activities for Preschoolers #PlayfulPreschool

Number Word Spider by Tiny Tots Adventures
Creepy Crawly Gifts Kids Can Make by The Educators’ Spin On It
Learning About Composting Worms by Raising Lifelong Learners
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About Jodie Rodriguez

Jodie Rodriguez is a mom of two young boys and an early childhood/elementary educator with over 18 years of experience. Jodie's passion is helping parents, teachers, librarians and anyone else interested in nurturing our youngest readers.

Comments

  1. I’m always a fan of writing the words out big so that the kids can sing and read at the same time. What is the pointer they are using?

  2. Ohh fun – I love the song and now it’s stuck in my head.

  3. I now have my three year old singing She’s a hung spider. It’s very catchy.

  4. Fun song! Great way to work on rhyming words!

  5. diana burress says:

    I love all your literacy ideas! Great job!!

  6. I love this song and activity! Did you make up the words to the song? My girls are always trying to get their 3 year old brother to practice his colors. I think this will be a great non-lecturing way for them to engage with him.

  7. Oh I love this rhyme! I’ve never heard it before but I’m pinning for when I go back to teaching! Thank you!

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