Counting with spiders, oh my! Spiders may not be my favorite thing (at all!) but my kids 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 Halloween Centers & 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 printing and laminating the game cards first (download below). This makes for a more durable and longer 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. I also grabbed this adorable plastic Halloween container and used it for storing the game pieces. A plastic pumpkin pail would be fun, too!
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 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.
As a partner or group activity, players place all of the game cards face down in a pile. Player #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. ust makes it a little more exciting!
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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