Number Word Spider

Number Word Spider

Here is another Playful Preschool post. Every week I and a few other bloggers post Hands on Play ideas for your preschoolers on Wednesday.  Last week we focused on the Community Helpers and this week we are focusing on CREEPY CRAWLIES. We spent a lot of time with the slithering, creeping, slimy creatures, and the girls loved it. (Me not so much.) Fro Baby is still working on number words. So I came up with this little activity to work on the number words that she now knows and introduce her to a few new ones. number word spider This post contains affiliate links. Anything purchased through this site helps to keep it running. This spider is very simple to make. All of these items you can find at your local Dollar General but if you don’t feel like making that trip and don’t mind the wait, then I’ve added a few links to the items on Amazon. (Disclosure under title image)

To make the word spider you need:


  1. Trace the two circles on the heavy card stock paper and cut them out
  2. Glue the two together forming the spiders body then glue on the eyes
  3. Let dry
  4. While the body is drying write the numbers 1-8 on the clothespins
  5. After the body is dry. Cut strips of masking tape and add them to the body where the legs would go and write the word numbers 1-8.

Number word spider play Fro Baby has been working on her word numbers 1-5 but 6-8 I am just introducing to her. So for those I also included the dots to help her out. To work with this activity all she had to do was clip a numbered clothespin to the corresponding word number on the spider (Attach the spider legs).

the girls spiders

The one year old insists on using scissors, so I let her. The three year old’s spider lost a fight so he lost some legs.

This activity was fun for Fro Baby and easy for me to make. It was so easy that I let the girls make themselves a spider. Creepy Crawlies: Number Word Spider signature_thumb.png

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23 Responses to Number Word Spider

  1. Amanda says:

    What a great fine motor and math activity for preschool. Wonderful on so many accounts! Thank you for sharing. I’ll be making one this week with my preschooler.
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  2. Danielle says:

    Love this activity because it integrates fine motor, math and literacy!

  3. Theresa says:

    That is a great learning activity. We will have to try it. I love that it builds find motor skills and teaches number words and sequencing!
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  4. This is super neat! Now do you put the number of close pins by the word number????? I love it. You all are trying to sharpen my none creativeness. LOL! Will let you know how it turns out.
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    • Tinytotsadventures says:

      Toni, that would be a nice idea also, but we were keeping with that spiders have eight legs so we put the clothespin with the correct number on it. You have my wheels turning for a spin on it.

  5. Lady Lilith says:

    How clever. This is so smart. I love how it also works on fine motor skills.
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  6. What a fun way to learn the number words!
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  7. great, fun and engaging way to learn numbers!
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  8. This is such an awesome way to incorporate math, reading, and fine motor skills! Plus, a little silliness to get kiddos interested! 🙂
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    • Tinytotsadventures says:

      Thank you! I’m glad that you liked it. I have to keep it interesting for them.

  9. What a great activity to teach number words, incorporate reading, and practice fine motor skills at the same time! Love this post!
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  10. Super little activity – thank you for sharing on the Frugal Family Linky last week!
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  11. I like how you put the little dots under the number words! Pinning!
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  12. What a fun way to reinforce numbers!
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  13. Karen W says:

    This is just too cute. I love that the children get to work on fine motor skills while learning to recognize number words.
    This post is one of this week’s features on Littles Learning Link Up. So glad to have you stopping by and joining in. Have a great day.
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