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It’s October which usually means the start of learning about 2D shapes! Today I have a fun new literacy snack to go along with learning about 2D shapes this month. This week’s Literacy Snack Shapes Read-Aloud is Walter’s Wonderful Web by Tim Hopgood.
“A determined little spider named Walter is trying to make a sturdy web that will stand up to the blustery wind. The webs he makes at first are woven in special shapes–a triangle, a square, a circle–but they are still wibbly-wobbly. Can Walter make a web that is both wonderful and strong? ” -Amazon
In the back of the book, it also has a place to go back and review the shapes that were shown in the book, and to review how many sides each shape has.
This book is a fantastic way to introduce shapes and is a great display of perseverance and the importance to keep trying. As a bonus, spiders are perfect to go along with the month of October!
For this week’s literacy snack, we will be making our own spiders!
THIS ACTIVITY WORKS WELL WITH
Spider Snack Idea
Ingredients needed per student
You’ll also need a small amount of cream cheese to share with everyone to help attach the candy eyes.
How to Assemble the Spider Snack
To make the spider snack, start by having the students break their 4 pretzel sticks in half creating the spider’s eight legs. Next, help the students by placing a dab of cream cheese on each of their eyeballs so they can attach them to the donut hole. Once the eyes are on, they can now carefully insert the spider’s eight legs and he’s finished!
Isn’t our little Walter the spider cute?!
While your kiddos are enjoying their snack, I made a free printable for them to work on. They will get to draw a shape web as Walter did in the story for each shape that they learned. f you have younger kids, you can also just have them practice drawing the regular shape a few times in each box.
You can download the Literacy Snack Stapes Read-Aloud free printable by clicking the green box below.
If you’re looking for another fun activity that goes great with this read-aloud, I’ve got a few perfect ones!
First off, have you tried our 2D shape pictures? You can check out the FREE 2D shape scarecrow here, but you’ll also want to check out the 2D shape crafts here. There is a spider included that would go PERFECTLY with this story!
We also have a bunch of other great 2D shape activities that might work well for you too!
I hope your students enjoy this fun 2D shape read-aloud and spider snack! Do you have any other favorite books that help introduce and reinforce 2D shapes? Share them with us below in the comments!
See you next time!