Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Eeek! A Spider!

We're beginning to plan for the fall and of course that means...Halloween! When I think of Halloween I think of creepy things and one of those creepy things is...duh, duh, duh...Spiders!  I have some not-so-creepy spiders that I like to use with the younger, easily creeped-out kiddos at storytime. I have a 5 whats-it rhyme that I adapted from Preschool Express. Jean Warren had written it as Three Little Spiders.  I used some flannel pieces from other sets along with my ADORABLE little spiders. I placed the *item and made one of the spiders fall with each verse. I added back the spiders for the last verse.   I also changed the last line to be a Happy Halloween rhyme.  You can see that some of my * items didn't match the rhyme...but I'm making some more pieces that will!...or, you can just name the *items that you have.  Either way...Fun is about to happen!!
Five Little Spiders
by Jean Warren (adapted by Kathryn Roach)

Five little spiders climbing up the wall.
Along came a *grey squirrel and made one spider fall. 

Four little spiders climbing up the wall.
Along came a * little mouse  and made one spider fall.

Three little spiders climbing up the wall.
Along came a * hoot owl  and made one spider fall.

Two little spiders climbing up the wall.
Along came a * black cat  and made one spider fall.

One little spider climbing up the wall.
Along came a * Jack-o-lantern  and made one spider fall.

Five little spiders landed on the ground.
They said, "Happy Halloween!" and then didn't make a sound. (shhhhh)


Sorry for the quality of the pics. The spider's legs are made of metallic pipe cleaners. I used google eyes and half of a large circle sequin for the mouth.  I sandwiched the legs between two ovals with a LOT of glue!  These guys make me Happy!



9 comments :

  1. Ohh, sparkly. I love the spider legs!

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    1. Thanks, I love shiny things too LOL!

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  2. This is great. You can use this with puppets, too!
    ~Lisa
    thriveafterthree.com

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  3. I am also dreaming of Halloween and cooler times.... Your spiders are darling! I love how you encourage the kids to all quiet down at the end with, "Shhh," as part of the rhyme. Great transition!

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  4. Aaaaw! Your glittery spiders make me happy, too! Awesome job!

    I love Jean Warren. She has lots of wonderful stuff that have been staples in many preschool classrooms over the years. But, you are a librarian after my own heart! I love "tweaking" things for my own purposes and your tweaks are fun!

    I'm wondering if I can tweak it with Monsters, Witches, or other colorful Halloween characters for a Surprise Halloween Party at the end? Shhhh! Don't tell ~ it is a surprise!

    What do you think? Too much? Lol!

    Thanks for sharing this week! I always love your ideas!
    ~ K ~

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  5. Tweak away! That's one of the most wonderful things about Flannel Friday; the sharing and sense of collaboration! As far as too much? I say "Go big (bold, bright, shiny, fun) or don't bother!" LOL!

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  6. I love the spiders! To be flannelized...very soon! thanks ~ jane

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