This is a super simple spider or Halloween idea for promoting fine motor skills in young children. This spider web activity for preschoolers is also a fun way to get your kids to exercise the muscles in their hands, fingers, and arms that are necessary for holding a pencil and writing- or fine motor skills.
Supplies Needed for Spider Web Activity For Preschoolers
This spider activity for preschoolers is simple to set up with easy to find materials.
- Elmer’s Liquid Glue
- Black Construction Paper
- White Crayons (peeled)
I used white cardstock because that is what I had available but you will probably be better off using a different color so your web is more visible.
How to Create the Spider Web Rubbing Template
- Squeeze the liquid glue on to the cardstock to create a spider’s web template
- After the web is dry attach the template to the easel
- Place the black paper on top of the web template and secure
- Pinch the peeled white crayon between your fingers with the long side flat on the paper
- Rub the white crayon back and forth and up and down across the black paper until a spider web appears
Tips for This Spider Web Activity For Preschoolers
I suggest explaining and demonstrating the spider web activity to your preschoolers first. I don’t know if you can tell in the picture at the top but I had a few cuties who didn’t understand you had to cover the template with a piece of paper 🙂
Of course, this activity could be changed up to go along with almost any theme, I’m thinking turkeys at Thanksgiving, snowmen, hearts- the sky’s the limit!
More Halloween Ideas
- 5 Little Pumpkins Halloween Sensory Bin – Your little learners will have a blast retelling the rhyme Five Little Pumpkins with this Halloween themed sensory bin! They’ll be developing their fine motor and oral language skills as they retell the rhyme. Setting up this sensory bin experience at home or in your preschool classroom is super simple and loads of fun!
- Halloween Sensory Bin with Spaghetti – Need Halloween sensory play ideas for your preschool classroom? You can make this easy colored spaghetti for a super fun Halloween themed sensory bin. This squishy Halloween sensory spaghetti is sure to be a big hit with your kids!
- Halloween Sensory Bottle – Halloween can be loads of fun in the classroom with all the cute crafts and activities. Here’s a super quick and easy Halloween sensory bottle you can make to help kids who may become overstimulated by all the activity in the classroom during this time of year.
- Halloween Fine Motor Activities for Preschool – Kids can use fine motor skills all day, but doing the same thing over and over can cause children to lose interest. These activities are fun experiences for October that will help build fine motor skills. These are perfect for a fall theme or Halloween theme. And, since many of the items are from the dollar store, you can stock up your morning work baskets or centers.
- Spider Web Fine Motor Activity – This spider web fine motor activity is so much fun! It is an excellent way to develop fine motor skills for a Halloween theme in your classroom.