Spiders - Lesson 4: The Spider's Life Cycle
ACTIVITY: Spider Life Cycle
The student verbally describes a spider's life cycle in correct chronological
Set of four cards showing spider laying eggs, the egg sac, the spiderlings and
adult spider, as shown below.
Set of pictures of animals that eat spiders: frogs, wasps, birds, snakes, ants,
fish or flys.
- Students sequence a set of four pictures depicting the life cycle of a spider.
- Student either points to and/or writes words (eggs, egg sac, spiderlings, adult)
appropriate for the four stages.
- Students sort a set of pictures into those of animals that eat and those that do not eat
- The students count the life cycle cards to ensure there are four. They count them singly,
or say that three and one more is four, or that two plus two is four.