Today, was the second day of bug week. I asked Aiden which bugs he wanted to talk about this week and he chose spiders for today's activity. I know that spiders aren't bugs exactly, but they are similar enough for me!
We went to the library after morning preschool and checked out six different bug books. Aiden has already decided that we will be doing dinosaurs next week. He sat in the floor and looked at a book of dinosaur skeletons while I searched for all of our bug books. I can't wait to be able to take him to see the actual skeletons at the Natural History Museum! He is going to LOVE it! Anyways, back on to spiders...
I am terrified of spiders, a fact that Aiden is well aware of. So when we found, Aaaarrgghh! Spider! by Lydia Monks, I thought it would be perfect for us. Unfortunately, I didn't read it first. The spider in the story wants (and gets) to become the family pet. I really hope Aiden doesn't get any ideas from that book!
We then made a very non-scary handprint spider and had a special spidery snack.
The ingreedients for our yummy spider: oreos, pretzel sticks, red hots, and icing (to make eyes stick)
Stop! Don't eat them yet!
My spider example
I Love how he concentrates so hard on painting his hand!
Aiden asked to give it red eyes since we used the red hots earlier
Our final "happy" spider