Saturday, October 12, 2013

Spiders and Bats with a Freebie!

Link up time with Hoots N' Hollers and Doodle Bugs Teaching 

{1} Spider Memory Game
Adorable scrappy spiders from Graphics from the Pond were used to make this game.  I simply mounted and laminated pairs of them.  My kinders loved looking and all of the silly faces to find differences in the details.  Thank you Graphics from the Pond!

{2} Silly Spiders 
I used Graphics from the Pond again to make this silly spider color by number.  Get it here for free.

{3} Spiders in a 10 Frame
I got this really fun idea from Miss Kindergarten's blog. We used these perfect pumpkin ice cube trays, found at the Dollar Tree, as manipulative ten frames.  I modified the worksheet, also from Miss Kindergarten, to meet my students' needs.  I really should have put "Roll * Count (spiders) * Color * Write" at the top because, after all, the spiders are the best part!  But the chance of the kinders forgetting that part is nil! I modified one of the die with 2 stickers to block out the 5 and 6 so no rolls could total more than 10.

{4} Hanging Bat Directed Draw w/Labels

We have been working on labeling and learning about bats.  For the drawing tutorial click here.

{5}  Evidence Based Writing with Bats

After reading this book by Kari Schuetz we discussed and wrote about bat facts.


  1. Love all of these bat goodies! I bet your kids are having such fun learning! Thanks so much for linking up this week!


  2. This is one of the most important blogs that I have seen, keep it up!