masthead graphic
ISM System :Illinois Spider Activities
Illinois Spiders
Image Gallery

Spider Lesson Plans

"Will you walk into my parlour?" Said a spider to a fly; "'Tis the prettiest little parlour That ever you did spy."
- Mary Howitt, The Spider and the Fly

Spider Anatomy: build a spider with art materials following an anatomical chart of body parts. Suggested age groups 5 - 9 (html version) (pdf version)

Spider Poem: using information you found about a particular type of spider, choose facts and write them in the form of rhyming poetry, using Mary Howitt's Spider and the Fly as a model. Suggested age groups 8 - 13. (html version) (pdf version)

Spider Gorget: Design and make a pendant with a spider motif based on one in the Museum's collection of Native American artefacts. (html version) (pdf version)

See Spider Resources Page for book list on Spider Woman stories and other online lesson plans.

Copyright © 2006 Illinois State Museum Webmaster| Illinois DNR| State of IL