“The Itsy Bitsy Spider went up the water spout…” And, down came all the literacy activities that we can do with this classic rhyme. Use these fun and playful book activities to enhance early literacy skills.
The Itsy Bitsy Spider Book
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There are several variations of the Itsy Bitsy Spider rhyme in book form. One of my favorites is The Itsy Bitsy Spider by Iza Trapani. This book is an extended rhyming meaning there are added verses to enjoy.
The Itsy Bitsy Spider Activities
Let’s build more literacy skills after enjoying the book and fingerplay.
Emergent readers will enjoy tracking print, finding high-frequency words, and reading aloud this printable book.—>Get the Itsy Bitsy Spider Printable Book.
This Itsy Bitsy Spider Hand Puppet from Laly Mom is great for retelling the rhyme.—>See how to make the hand puppet.
Itsy Bitsy Spider Sequencing Activities
After reading the story and acting it out, it’s time to sequence it. Try these sequencing cards from 3 Dinosaurs.—>Get the sequencing cards.
Homeschool Preschool shares a lift-the-flap sequencing activity.—>See the lift-the-flap activity.
Have you ever used a sticky wall for retelling and sequencing? Give it a go with this idea from Fantastic Fun and Learning.—>See the sticky wall idea.
Itsy Bitsy Spider Phonological Awareness Activities
Practice rhyming skills to build phonological awareness with this hands-on activity.—>See the Spider Rhyming Activity.
Spiders get hungry. Sing this song during circle time to continue practicing rhyming.—>Get the Hungry Spider Song Printable.
Keep the phonological awareness-building going with this spider segmenting activity.—>Get the Spider Segmenting Printable.
Itsy Bitsy Spider Alphabet Activities
Time to find those letters on the spider’s web with this printable from JDaniel’s4Mom.—>Get the web printable.
Living Montessori Now shares some letter dot activities filled with spiders.—>See the dot spider printable.
Stick those spiders to the sticky letter web with this activity from School Time Snippets.—>Learn how to create a sticky web.
Match the spider with it’s web in this ABC activity from Fluffy Tots.—>See it here.
Spider Fine Motor, Pre-Writing, and Writing Activities
Time to write. Practice left to right and up to down with these printable spider cards from NurtureStore.—>Get the tracing cards.
Lacing is great for strengthening hands for writing. Try this spider lacing idea from Mom Endeavors.—>See how to do spider web lacing.
Dot stickers are amazing and cheap for working on pincher grasp. Days with Grey shares a breakfast invitation using these amazing little stickers.—>See the breakfast invitation.
Twitchetts shares a fine motor workout to create cute little spiders that are ready to climb the water spout.—>Learn how to make fine motor spiders.
More Spider Book Activities
Keep the spider learning going with our Big List of The Very Busy Spider Activities.