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Introduction Grade K Lessons Grade 1 Lessons Grade 2 Lessons Grade 3 Lessons Bibliography
Table of Contents
Lesson Overview
Teacher Background Information
Lesson Focus
Objective Grid
Lesson 1: Spiders! Scary or Nice?
Lesson 2: Spiders Have Special Characteristics
Lesson 3: Spiders Catch Prey
Lesson 4: The Spider's Life Cycle
-Spider Minibook
-Spider Life Cycle
Lesson 5: Spiders Have Natural Enemies
Lesson 6: Spiders Live Everywhere
Lesson 7: Now We Know Spiders!
Spanish Language Translations

Spiders - Lesson 4: The Spider's Life Cycle
ACTIVITY: Spider Life Cycle

The student verbally describes a spider's life cycle in correct chronological order.

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.


  1. Students sequence a set of four pictures depicting the life cycle of a spider.
  2. Student either points to and/or writes words (eggs, egg sac, spiderlings, adult) appropriate for the four stages.
  3. Students sort a set of pictures into those of animals that eat and those that do not eat spiders.
  4. 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.

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