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Spider Web Snacks


rice cakes
2 to 3 cans of processed squeezable cheese
gummy fruit snacks
raisins or other small edibles such as sunflower seeds,
dried fruit, or nuts
paper plates


1. Talk with the children about spiders and spider webs or read one of the spider
books listed on this page, and then gather the children around for this fun
snack activity.
2. Provide each child with a rice cake.
3. Guide each child as they squirt a spider web across their rice cake, using the
bottle of squeezable cheese.
4. Provide the children with a piece of fruit snack to represent the "spider" and
have them place it on the web of cheese.
5. Invite the children to add other little "bugs" (seeds, nuts, dried fruit pieces) to
the spider web for the spider to eat.
6. After each child has prepared the snack, invite the children to munch away on
this fun edible spider web.
Teacher - to - Teacher Tip S
* Use graham crackers in place of rice cakes for a less expensive treat.
* Make a simple spider puppet by sewing felt eyes to a glove. Attach three more
"legs" to the puppet by sewing three fingers cut from the other glove, to the
puppet. Invite the children to manipulate this fun glove puppet as the children
teach small groups of classmates what they know about spiders.
Consider the following:
* Invite each child to talk about her spider web with a partner before they eat
the snack.
* Display a picture of a spider in its web. Provide a child with a spider puppet.
Allow the child to explain how a spider spins a web, catches its prey, and so on.
Book: Learn Every Day About Bugs and Spiders
Center: Cooking
Topic: Bugs/Ants/Insects/Spiders
Content: Science
Area: Cognitive
Age: 4 Years Old
Interaction: Small Group

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