We are on to ancient Africa in our history curriculum. We were introduced to a wonderful African folk tale "Anansi the Spider."
I checked out a few versions of this popular African folktale, and the boys enjoyed all the versions. I think I read 4 different ones in one sitting.
One of the activities suggested was to make Anansi the spider using some Styrofoam balls. I didn't have any on hand so, I put together a printable craft. It is available for free, for you to download at the end of this post.
I printed ours on black construction paper. You can do the same or just have your child color with a black marker/crayon.
We used oil pastels to add some patterns and color to our spider.
The boys weaved a spiders web using a paper plate and some yarn.
We attached "Anansi" to her web and our craft was complete.
Click on image to download your free copy.