Come along to this fun and interactive crafty session for children aged 4 to 6 years old.
As Halloween is just around the corner, we will be making ‘Spooky Sock Spiders’ and even the web for them to sit on!
What’s this lesson all about?
A lot of people are scared of spiders, and rightly so! Some of them can be very dangerous and will bite you if you come too close!
But what you might not know is that spiders can actually make really great roommates. As long as you keep your distance (just in case they’re poisonous) letting a spider live in your house with you is actually a great idea!
They eat all sorts of indoor pests like roaches, earwigs, mosquitoes, flies, and moths. If left alone, spiders will consume most of the insects in your home, providing effective home pest control.
So, why not save money on bug spray and get yourself a spidey roommate?
What Super Skills are we going to learn?
Eye-hand coordination: This is the ability to be able to use both one’s eyes and hands in coordination to a task so that they can respond simultaneously and work together. This craft is loaded with eye-hand coordination exercises, from spinning a web to sticking paper bugs down.
Fine motor coordination: Is usually the coordination of smaller intrinsic muscles within the hands and fingers. This will be brought through when the children are given paper “bugs” to pick up and stick down. The children will also able to paint their spider where they have to hold the brush with pincer or lumbrical grasps.
Adults are required to stay at the cafe throughout the class, but it’s a great excuse to relax with a coffee and yummy piece of cake. If you are bringing along any other children who are not booked on to the class, there will be off the shelf crafts available for them to enjoy, or they are welcome to play in our small soft play area (adult supervision required).