When I was at school many moons ago I remember learning to count in 2’s, 3’s 5’s and 10’s – it may have changed its name to skip counting, but this skill is quite important as between them numbers most of the multiplication tables are covered. So with this weeks year 2/2nd-grade learning being all about spiders we’ve created our own skip counting spider web to work on those numbers and help to memorise them.
Count in steps of 2, 3 and 5 from 0, and in tens from any number, forward and backward.
Black Dry Wipe Marker
Skip Counting Spider Web Activity
Place the spider on the centre of the web and explain you are going to do a skip counting exercise – start off counting in 2’s.
Write 0 in the centre and on the first spoke out of the centre jump the spider across and write 2, on the next spoke 4, 6 etc… going around counting in 2’s.
Wipe off your skip counting in 2’s and practice in 5’s and 3’s
When it comes to 10’s we did 2 different exercises. – First we counted in 10’s – 10, 20, 30 etc… and then wiped it off. Now write a number between 1 and 9 on the first spoke and explain that you are going to count in 10’s from this number. We chose 4 so went – 4, 14, 24, 34 etc…
Skip counting is a great way to work towards multiplication tables, as well as skip counting 10 from any number helping to learn some simple math facts that will help with addition and subtraction at a later date.
More Spider Themed Learning for 2nd Grade.
Spider Multiplication from Still Playing School
Spider Skip Counting Puzzles from Creative Family Fun
Almost Doubles Spider Addition from Sugar Aunts
Spider Themed Double-Digit Addition Puzzles from Life Over C’s
Spider Lap Book from Preschool Powol Packets
Spider Web Noun Sort & Printable from School Time Snippets
Learning with Art: Tape Resist Spider Web from Crafty Kids at Home
More Spider Themed Activities for Kids
Kids of all ages will enjoy our STEM Spiderweb Activity creating your own spiderwebs using modelling materials.
If you have toddlers and preschoolers or kids that love sensory play then our Incy Wincy Spider Sensory Bin is great for them to play around with as they retell the classic nursery rhyme.
Love spiders – then check out our Spiderweb Investigation with this simple hands-on book based science activity for kids.
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