Junior Sprouts – April 1st


There’s a critter that becomes active in Spring as it prepares a safe place to lay its eggs. It might not be what you think…I’ll give you a few hints:

  • It lays eggs in a sac.
  • The sac is attached to a web.
  • It has eight legs.

Can you guess what it is? It’s a spider! Spiders prepare to lay their eggs in the Spring!

Watch this video about how useful spiders are!

What’s your favourite thing about spiders? Can you tell someone in your family?


We all know that spiders make webs, but did you know that there are different kinds of spider webs? Have a look:

Can you describe how each one is different? Tell someone in your family what you notice.


Here is a drawing of four different kinds of webs.

Try drawing each one yourself! Make sure you write the name of each web underneath your drawing. Ask a parent to take a picture of your drawing to share with us.


Go for a walk in your yard, or a park (bring an adult!). Look very carefully for spider webs. Look in trees, in the grass, between rocks. How many can you find? Do you know what kinds they are? Did you discover any spiders living in them?

Now that you can draw webs really well, practice drawing spiders as well!

Borrowed from our friends at artforkidshub.com

One last idea…Can you find some materials in your house to make a spider web? What about string? Pasta? Pipe cleaners? I’m excited to see what you come up with!

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