Spider Unit Activities

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Spider Unit Activities

This fun and engaging spider unit is jam-packed with activities to infuse science into your literacy block! In this unit you will find amazing and engaging spider activities to help your students not only better understand these often misunderstood creatures, but cover your literacy standards as well!

Use With Your Favorite Spider Books:

Many of the activities can be used with your favorite fiction and non-fiction bat books including the titles:

  • "Diary of a Spider"
  • "National Geographic for Kids: Spider"
  • "Arrrgh! Spiders"
  • "Spiders" by Gail Gibbons

Other great book suggestions and videos are available in this pack.
This fun and engaging spider unit is jam-packed with activities to infuse science into your thematic unit!

This pack includes:

Resource Page: Books, websites, and videos to help teach your spider unit.

Anchor Charts:

  • Are you Afraid of Spiders?- See how your students feel about spiders before you begin your unit. Includes printable
  • Spider! KWL Class Chart- see what your students already know about spiders.
    With student recording sheet- have students record their own information as
    you build your chart.
  • Spiders Can Have Are Chart- help your students build their understanding of
    adjectives and verbs with this descriptive anchor chart. Includes students printable
  • Spiders VS Insects- help students compare spiders vs bugs as they learn that
    spiders are not actually bugs at all! Includes two printables for students to work
    on comparing spiders and insects.


  • Spider Vocabulary Cards- use to help introduce content specific vocabulary
  • Spider Vocabulary “read and do”
  • Blank vocabulary “read and do”
  • Vocabulary Assessment (PARCC Style Questions- Ideal for 2nd and 3rd graders)

Spider Worksheets-Quick Prints to use through out your unit:

  • Fiction Vs. Non-Fiction Spider Books style
  • Spider story retell
  • 3-2-1- Summarizing my learning recording sheet

Hands-on and Engaging Spider Activities:

  • Edible Spider Project- help your students understand the anatomy of a spider with this fun project! Use the reference chart to teach students about a spider’s body, then, have them build their own spider out of marshmallows, chocolate chips, and pretzels. Includes quick print and rubric.
  • Spider True or False game and craft- after learning about spiders, have students play the sorting game, then make their own spider with a true or false sorting piece.
  • Spider Words Sort- Adjective and very sorting game. Perfect for centers!

Spider Writing Activities and Crafts:

  • Spider Reports- use the information cards and have students write their own report on a spider.
  • “Spiders are…” Opinion writing and craft. with grading rubric


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-"This was a wonderful resource for my students' first group research project! Everything I needed was included! Thanks!"


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