Our Playful Preschool Series is all about creepy crawlies this week. We hoped you have enjoyed Fall colors , the nighttime, dinosaurs and community helpers so far this month. This week we created a preschool song all about spiders!
Preschool Song and Rhyming Activity
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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.
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
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.
Keep reading. Visit the links below for more great community helpers activities from the Playful Preschool team!