Beading Spider Leg Math is a get occupational therapy skill that builds hand muscles while play. It is a simple and fun hands-on math activity. If your child is old enough encourage him/her to make the spider as well as play with the spider. This is a great quiet bag activity that can be given to your child when you are having to wait quietly somewhere or when mom just needs 5 minutes. Scroll down to see the direction on how to make the spider as well as how to adapt it to more advance math skills.

 

    Materials:

    • Several pieces of cardboard cut into a circle (I used a recycled cereal box.) 
    • Marker
    • Hole punch
    • Pipe cleaners
    • Beads

    Directions:

    1. Cut out several Cardboard circles
    2. Draw eyes on them. Spiders can have up to eight eyes.
    3. Hole punch 8 leg holes
    4. By each hole write a math problem
    5. Using 4 pipe cleaners for legs. Put the leg into one hole on one side and out the other side of the spider.
    6. Give your child beads and the spider allow them to work out math problems and add that many beads.
    Adapting to different levels
    • If you are working on higher math problems consider using a code such as red beads equal 10, blue beads equal 5, orange beads equal 2, and yellow beads equal 1.
    • If you are working on number recognition just add the number.
    • If you are working on roman numerals use the roman numeral.

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    Printable Spider Web Weaving

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    Spider Spelling Words

    Climbing Spider

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