Books Alive: The Very Busy Spider

Hello! It’s Nikkala here from The Crafting Chicks to join in on the Books Alive fun. Every one of my kids has loved The Very Busy Spider, and it’s one I’ve never bored of reading.

From Eric Carle (The Very Hungry Caterpillar) this is "The Very Busy Spider" and here's a fun project to do with your kiddos after reading it #booksalive

The story is about a little spider that spends her day working away, spinning a web. Throughout the day her animal friends come along and invite her to stop working and play with them. But instead of ditching out, she keeps spinning away. This book has a great moral, and the illustrations are just as fun as you’d expect from Eric Carle (best known for his book The Very Hungry Caterpillar).

Make a Web after reading "The Very Hungry Spider" by Eric Carle #booksalive

To create our own little webs we used paper plates, twine and beads. First, cut a circle out of the paper plate, then punch holes around the circle. The more circles, the more twine you will need. Help tie a piece of twine on and then let your kids lace the twine in and out of the holes to create their own web.

Make a Web after reading "The Very Hungry Spider" by Eric Carle #booksalive

On the last lace, we added a bead to represent our little spider and tied it in place.

Make a Web after reading "The Very Hungry Spider" by Eric Carle #booksalive

From Eric Carle (The Very Hungry Caterpillar) this is "The Very Busy Spider" and here's a fun project to do with your kiddos after reading it #booksalive

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Nikkala Stephens is a co-founder and author of thecraftingchicks.com – a blog that aims to inspire moms to create a life they love by sharing crafts, DIY projects, family ideas, decor, kid activities and more! She lives in Smithfield, UT with her 3 kids, 1 husband, and 9 chickens.