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Table of Contents
Lesson Overview
Teacher Background Information
Lesson Focus
Objective Grid
Lesson 1: Spiders! Scary or Nice?
Lesson 2: Spiders Have Special Characteristics
-Edible Spiders
-Spiders Have Eight Legs
-Who Am I?
-Ordering Sets and Numbers
Lesson 3: Spiders Catch Prey
Lesson 4: The Spider's Life Cycle
Lesson 5: Spiders Have Natural Enemies
Lesson 6: Spiders Live Everywhere
Lesson 7: Now We Know Spiders!
Spanish Language Translations

Spiders - Lesson 2: Spiders Have Special Characteristics
ACTIVITY: Edible Spiders

Students learn the parts of a spider by making cookies in the shape of a spider; they label the parts.


  • 3 cups peanut butter
  • 3 cups honey
  • 4 cups powdered milk
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • Box of raisins
  1. Mix the ingredients (except raisins) together in a large bowl.
  2. Shape the dough into two shapes for the head (smaller oval shape) and the abdomen (the larger, longer shape).
  3. Use raisins or mini-M&Ms for the eyes (spiders can have many eyes).
  4. Use pipe cleaners or licorice cut into eight lengths that are proportional to the body of the spider to represent the legs.
  5. The students label or point to the various parts of the spider's body.
  6. There is no cooking necessary!! The spiders are ready to eat.

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