The Itsy Bitsy Spider song was perfect this week for working on our /sp/ blends and we got in tons of language too.
I absolutely love using rhymes, stories, and songs in therapy. Yes, we sing a LOT!
We had fun with these activities in October, but the Itsy Bitsy Spider theme will be perfect for your preschoolers all year. It’s especially great with your springtime bug theme too. And… we always need more s-blend activities, right?
Here are the spider activities I planned for my preschool groups.
If you recall, I had two larger pre-k groups of up to 10 children, with two-hour sessions of therapy. If you want to know more about my preschool therapy model, I talk about it in this post.
Boy, did we get lots packed into those two hours! No worries, if you do traditional small groups, you’ll find any of these activities are great for shorter sessions too. Bonus… it will help you have several sessions planned!
|Itsy Bitsy Spider by Keith Chapman|
We started off reading the Itsy Bitsy Spider by Keith Chapman.
I absolutely love this book! The little spider gets blown away and lands on all the animals on the farm, before finding his way back home to Mama. The book has a raised, glittery strand of web silk for the children to touch. It’s very cool.
|Great motivational activity!|
Time for s-blend practice
More activities for the Itsy Bitsy Spider
|From my Itsy Bitsy Spider Unit|
Next, we did following directions and prepositions. “Find the spider at the top of the spout. Color him purple. Find the spider on the web. Color him green.” Everything is more fun with dot markers, but crayons are fine too.
|Objects or bugs in gelatin|
Spider Goo… EWWW!
A spider-themed video to talk about
|Spider in the Bath is an adorable video|
Next time… our second session with spiders.
Want some done-for-you activities? Check out my Itsy Bitsy Spider Unit on TpT, for plenty of articulation and language activities.
Hope you have some creepy, crawly fun with these activities!