Counting with spiders, oh my! Real spiders may not be my favorite thing (at all!) but my students sure do love them. This free Spider Web Counting Game is one of their absolute favorites. They love the fun spider theme and I love that it strengthens their counting skills in a hands-on, engaging way. It’s the perfect activity for working on one-to-one correspondence and number recognition in Pre-K and Kindergarten!
*Pair with our Counting Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!
Spider Web Counting Game
This counting game is super fun and can be used with any manipulatives you have on hand. But the creepy crawly spiders are the perfect addition and really take the fun to the next level. This game is easy to prep and is sure to be a hit with your kiddos!
I would recommend laminating the counting mats (download below). This makes for a more durable and long-lasting game that can be used year after year.
This time of year, you can find the little plastic spiders from your local dollar store or find similar ones on Amazon.
Ways to Play
I love when an activity provides options and different ways to play. This counting game does just that!
As a single-player game, the student chooses a counting mat at random and then places the appropriate number of spiders on the web. The game continues until all webs have been covered up by the corresponding number of spiders.
As a partner or group activity, players place all of the counting mats face down in a pile. Player #1 chooses a mat at random and says the number. That player then must place the appropriate number of spiders on the web. Remaining players proceed as player #1 did until all the counting mats have been used.
Extra Fun Tip: I grabbed an adorable plastic Halloween container and used it for storing the spider game pieces. A plastic pumpkin pail would be fun, too!
I hope your students enjoy this Spider Web Counting Game as much as mine did. Have a creepy-crawly good time!
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