Counting with spiders, oh my! This Spider Web Counting Game is one of my absolute favorites. It’s the only time I’ll ever be seen going near a spider…and to be honest, these plastic ones even make my skin crawl! It’s the perfect activity for both pre-k and kindergarten to practice counting sets to 20.
Spider Web Counting Game
These creepy crawlers are the perfect piece to this easy counting game. All of my children enjoyed playing this fun Halloween game, including my 2 year old!
I would recommend printing and laminating the game cards first (found at the end of the post). This makes for a more durable and longer lasting game that can be used year after year.
You can get the little plastic spiders from your local dollar store or find similar ones here on Amazon. I also grabbed this adorable plastic Halloween container and used it for storing the game pieces. A plastic pumpkin pail would be fun too!
2 Ways to Play:
Single Player Game– Player chooses a game card at random and then places the appropriate number of spiders on the game card. The game continues until all cards have been covered up by the corresponding number of spiders.
2 or more players– Players place all the game cards face down in a pile. Player number 1 chooses a card at random and says the number on his/her game card. That player then must place the appropriate number of spiders on the game card. Remaining players proceed as player #1 did until all the game cards have been used.
Extra fun tip: We grabbed a couple of these Halloween candy bags at the dollar store. Similar festive bags or buckets would do just as well.
You can place the spiders inside one bag and the game cards in the other. Each player draws a card from the bag and then picks out their spiders at random. Just makes it a little more exciting!
I hope the little ones in your life enjoy this Spider Web Counting Game. Have a creepy crawly good time!
Grab the Printable
Ready to play? Grab the spider web counting mats by clicking the yellow button below.
Then, for even more print and play October fun, hop over and grab our Halloween Math and Literacy Centers!
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