Do your students (or children) love sensory activities and bins as much as mine do? They seriously think it is the best thing ever and I always LOVE when I can mix learning and fun together. This Spider Counting Sensory Activity is the perfect addition to your classroom or home during the month of October. Are you looking for more spider ideas, activities, and printables to do at home or in the classroom? If so click here. If you are interested in all things Halloween, click here.
What You Need for Spider Counting Sensory Activity
- Ice Tray
- Jumbo Tweezers
- Plastic container
- Vegetable Oil
Getting Spider Counting Sensory Activity Ready
1. First you will want to use a permanent marker to write the numbers in the bottom of each compartment in the ice trays. I recommend having one ice tray per student.
2. Next you will want to cook the spaghetti. After cooking it, cool down with cold water and place back in the pot.
3. Mix a smidge of vegetable oil in with the spaghetti and mix together. This will keep the spaghetti from sticking together.
4. Place spaghetti in the container that you will want your students to use for the sensory activity. I used a plastic bin similar to this and mix the spiders together.
5. Grab the Jumbo Tweezers and then you are ready for the activity!
Doing Spider Counting Sensory Activity
When we first start a sensory bin, I think it so important to let your students explore it first. If you skip this step, then you can run the risk of your students staying off task during the activity and not using it as intended.
Students will search through the “spider webs” looking for spiders. Once they find one, they will use the jumbo tweezers to grab the spiders.
They will then place the spiders one by one in the ice tray with the jumbo tweezers. It is important to encourage your students to count how many spiders they have as they place them in the ice tray.
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I hope that you and your students enjoy the Spider Counting Sensory Activity!
The spaghetti sensory tub looks great! How long does the spaghetti last?
It lasted about 3-4 days for us. I’m sure if I had stored it better, it would have lasted even longer.
carol j stephens
How about using pieces of cut yarn instead of spagetti? I know it would feel different, but it would not go bad.
carol j stephens
Where did you find spiders that were not rings?
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