Itsy Bitsy Spider Activities

Get ready to have some nursery rhymes in your head!  Today I have some Itsy Bitsy Spider Activities for you.  As you may know, nursery rhymes are very educational!  Nursery rhymes are good for the brain:  They help with memory and language.  The rhyming is great for helping kids hear words that sound similar but are slightly different -this helps with reading and spelling.  Nursery Rhymes are fun because you can sing and dance to them.  They span generations so Grandma and baby can sing and dance together.    Anyway… today we will talk about some activities you can do for the Itsy Bitsy Spider!
Itsy Bitsy Spider Activities - Fun activities that go along with the Itsy Bitsy Spider nursery rhyme.

Itsy Bitsy Spider Activities

A great book to read is the Eensy Weensy Spider Freaks Out (Big Time) by Troy Cummings.  This book is simply adorable.  It starts out by singing the Itsy Bitsy Spider nursery rhyme but then the spider freaks out (big time!).  After falling off the spout he is afraid to climb back up again and so he refuses to do so.  Fortunately a friend convinces him to take baby steps and start climbing up smaller things.  Before you know it, Spider has climbed higher than before!    Eensy Weensy Spider Freaks Out (Big Time) is an adorable book that helps teach little ones how to reach their dreams and conquer fear.

Itsy Bitsy Spider Activites

Another fun itsy bitsy spider activity you can do is make a spider and then on its legs, have the students write long i words, or words that being with sp, or words that end in er. Here is my itsy bitsy spider worksheet…

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A few other itsy bitsy spider activities that are fun include…

Spider Coloring & Activity Book {Free Printable Book} by The Natural Homeschool

The Very Busy Spider Craft and More Spider Activities by Living Life and Learning

Glittery Spider Webs by Simple Fun for Kids

Silly Spider Craft by Easy Peasy and Fun

Counting Spiders Math Game by SchoolTime Snippets

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  1. I love the Itsy Bitsy Spider! It was my favorite nursery rhyme when I was little.I had a spider hand puppet when I was little that me and my sister would take turns crawling around and making up new verses and adventures for Itsy Bitsy to go on. I remember it was this cute, black spider puppet that we would crawl around, up each others arms and sometimes tickle each other as we sang the song. We had a best friend who would come over and he would sing nursery rhymes with us too. We would play hand puppets and reenact nursery rhymes with the puppets. I also remember one Halloween, me and my sister dressed up as spiders. The costumes were both all black, we both had black gloves and long black pants. We both had black T-shirts and 4 arms attached to the shirt. Our friend dressed up as a fly and we would sing itsy bitsy spider to him and tickle him. We got a lot of candy cause we would sing itsy bitsy spider when we went trick-r-treating. I still have photos of us pretending to be scary spiders and him pretending to be scared. And then some of us giving him what we called “spider hugs”. They are really cute. We had lots of fun times growing up, playing dress up and acting out nursery rhymes. Playing spider hide and seek, which we of course made up. I can still remember some of the verses we made up for the Itsy Bitsy Spider. We had so much fun with this song. Spider hide and seek was a game we made up where whoever was it was the spider, they had to wear black gloves, and everyone else were bugs. When the person who was the spider found someone, they would sing Itsy BItsy Spider and tickle them. It was so much fun.

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