Is a spider an insect or not?
Little Miss Muffet knows if a spider is an insect or not. Therefore, she will help you teach all about spiders and insects. This creative teaching resource is packed full of fun worksheets and activities. In the downloadable guided reading book: Little Miss Muffet Learns About Spiders children discover that a spider is not an insect. They read about Little Miss Muffet’s analysis of spiders and her comparison of them to insects. This book is also available on TPT.
This resource provides further activities to use with children to help them grow spiritually, socially, and academically during their study of spiders and insects.
Spiritual and Social Growth centered around insects
This DOWNLOADABLE resource integrates biblical principles. In Proverbs 6, the Bible tells us to consider ants. These insects have a lot to teach us about working together, being prepared, and never giving up. This resource includes signage that will help students to remember lessons from the ant species.
Consequently, students will be able to compare what the ant does with their behaviors. Therefore, they will make connections and be able to understand why the Bible tells us to watch and learn from the ants.
Academic Growth with Spiders and Insects
In the academic growth section, students are able to test their knowledge of insects and spiders by building bugs, writing sentences, and creating spider web art. The resource includes cutouts and materials to build spiders and insects. It also gives suggestions of edible items and manipulatives to use too. There are writing sheets with a picture of a spider and an ant to color.
In addition, there is a short worksheet to assess the student’s understanding of the differences between spiders and insects.
This resource will allow your students to discover if a spider is an insect or not.