Halloween Spider Math

I have been wanting to do this a few weeks ago with the girls, only to find out I misplaced my spiders. I came across some cute spider button/findings earlier this year at Joann fabrics. I scooped up two packages when they were 50% off.  Yes, I probably should have gotten more because they are now out of stock at my local  Joann’s.

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So, just (barely) in time for Halloween, I found them again to do some spider math.  Or, you could use those Halloween spider rings and cut off the circle part.

I found a spider addition mat from Mathwire.com and put it in a clear sleeve protector to use with a dry erase marker.

Daughter (5.5) used a large die to roll to determine how many spiders to add to each web and then added them together to get the result.

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Alternately the different colored spiders can be used for patterning:

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I’m looking for other spider games to play for 5-7 year olds using 20 spiders.  Any ideas out there?

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