Need 20 minutes to make dinner or help a sibling with homework? Or even just want to finish a cup of coffee before it gets cold? Then you will love this adorable spider busy bag!
Busy bags are one of those things you need to have in your life if you have small kids.They’re self contained activities that kids can do on their own. Over and over again. Prep them once and stick them in a gallon size bag and you can get a lot of use out of them.
This cute little spider doesn’t just keep kids busy–she can help them practice number identification and improve their fine motor skills too!
Spider Busy Bag
- paper plate
- googly eyes
- permanent markers
- gallon sized plastic bag
Make your spider by gluing on the eyes and drawing a smile. Then write the numbers 1-8 on the sides of the spider. If your child or class doesn’t need to work on numbers you can customize it. Write letters, math facts, color words or whatever else works best for you.
I wrote numbers on the sides of the number and dots on the clothespins to work on number identification and one to one correspondance. Kids play by matching the the number of dots on the clothespin to the correct number on the plate.
This spider busy bag also helps kids strengthen their fine motor skills. Developing fine motor skills can take a lot of practice and letting little fingers work to move and clip the clothespins is one of the ways to make that practice fun.
If you are ready to have some fun (and quiet time!) with busy bags you’ll love this Pumpkin Number Matching Busy Bag too!
And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better than spider and pumpkin busy bags…I’ve got more fun ideas for you!
From left to right:
Halloween Words // The Pleasantest Thing
Fall Leaves In and Out Activity // Still Playing School
Pumpkin Alphabet Puzzles // Modern Preschool
Sunflower Playdough Mats for the Numbers 1-10 // Life Over Cs
Fall Leaves Quiet Book // Teach My Mommy
Pumpkin Count and Clip Cards // Playdough to Plato
Apple Fine Motor Play // Adventures of Adam
Free Fall Themed Mazes // Powerful Mothering
Free Pumpkin Colors Booklet // Stay At Home Educator
Fall Nature I Spy Bottle // Mama. Papa. Bubba.
Fall Alphabet // Preschool Inspirations
Fine Motor Spider // Coffee Cups and Crayons
Pete the Cat Pumpkin // Think Magnet
Fall Interactive Book // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Free Pumpkin Number Mats // The Kindergarten Connection
Fall Playdough Busy Bag // Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Counting with Acorns // Play and Learn Everyday