Story Time

Spiders
Submitted by: Karen, Barbara Bush
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
Very Busy Spider by:Eric Carle
Various farm animals try to divert a busy little spider from spinning her web, but she persists and produces a thing of beauty and usefullness.
Itsy Bitsy Spider by:Iza Trapanai
Itsy Bitsy spider encounters a fan, a mouse, a cat, and a rocking chair as she makes her way to the top of a tree to spin her web.
Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock by:Eric A. Kimmel
Anansi the spider uses a strange moss-covered rock to trick various animals, until litte Bush Deer decides he need to learn a lesson.
Anansi the Spider by:Geral McDermott
A tale about how mischievous Anansi and his six brave sons helped place the moon in the sky.
Roly-Poly Spider by:Jill Sardegna
A funny book about a spider who is not eensie weensie!
Itsy Bitsy: The Smart Spider by:charise Mericle Harper
Spider gets a job in order to buy a cover that will keep her dry.
About Arachnids by:Cathryn Sill
An introduction to eh physical characteristics, behavior and life-cycle of arachnids.
Songs
There's a Spider on the Floor
by Tom Paxton sung by Raffi
There's a spider on the floor, on the floor.
There's a spider on the floor, on the floor.
Who could ask for anything more
Than a spider on the floor?

There's a spider on my leg, on my leg.
There's a spider on my leg, on my leg.
Oh it's really big this spider on my leg!
There's a spider on my leg, on my leg.

Now the spider's on my stomach, on my stomach.
Now the spider's on my stomach, on my stomach.
Oh he's just a big dumb old lummock,
this spider on my stomach, on my stomach.

Now the spider's on my head, on my head.
Now the spider's on my head, on my head.
Oh I wish that I were dead,
I've got a spider on my head, on my head!

And he jumps
Now there's a spider on the floor, on the floor. (repeat until you can't stand it any longer!)
Itsy Bitsy Spider
The Itsy Bitsy Spider climbed up the water spout,
Down came the rain and washed the spider out,
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
And the Itsy Bitsy Spider climbed up the spout again.
Little Miss Muffet
Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey.
Along cam a spider,
And sate down beside her,
And frightened Miss Muffet away!
Craft
Spider Headbands
Cut two to three inch strips the length of black construciton paper to form headbands. Cut 1/4 or 1/2 inch strips of the length of black construction paper to form spider legs. Attach 8 "spider legs" to top of head band. Curl or accordian fold legs or just leave straight. Attach two dots for eyes(any color)to the front of head band. Cut small triangles of any color, attach to front of headband for spider mouth. Place on spider headband on head, give it a shake and watch those spider legs wiggle!