Introduction to Multiplication with Spiders | Still Playing School

Introduction to Multiplication with Spiders

We love spiders! They seemed like such a natural way to introduce multiplication as repeated addition to our daughter. It's a seasonal idea with spider rings, too!

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We love spider rings so we've used them for many play based learning activities! We've hidden spiders in play dough for fine motor work, made glowing spider webs, hatched them with baking soda and vinegar, and held oral sensory spider races

For this multiplication activity, I put spiders times legs on an index card. Our daughter had to complete the equation. She used the spiders to get her answers counting by twos as needed!

More Spider Ideas from the Second Grade Team:

Spider Web Skip Counting from Rainy Day Mum

Spider Skip Counting Puzzles from Creative Family Fun

  Almost Doubles Spider Addition from Sugar Aunts

  Spider Themed Double-Digit Addition Puzzles from Life Over C's

  Spider Lap Book from Preschool Powol Packets

  Spider Web Noun Sort & Printable from School Time Snippets

  Learning with Art: Tape Resist Spider Web from Crafty Kids at Home

  Learning with Spider Webs from Planet Smarty Pants

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  1. What a fun idea for introducing multiplication! I love it!

  2. What a great idea! We'll definitely be doing it soon!

  3. Very fun! I am thinking about adding people, horses, and bugs to it to make it even more interesting :)

  4. What a fun use for those plastic spiders we have on hand! Love it!