This sticky spider web activity can be done in any doorway, hallway or other somewhat narrow place that you have.
I have pocket doors that are about six feet wide and it worked perfectly.
I used painter’s tape [affiliate link] and made a spider web to span the width of the door.
I absolutely love using painter’s tape in many activities, especially as a way to get the kids moving and learning. I have a list of 25 tape activities for kids to learn.
I only made it on the top half of the doorway, because I knew if I went to the floor, the boys would be trying to run through it and tear it down.
While I taped up the sticky spider web, I had Henry rummage through our recycling bin for some newspaper.
He’s a perfect little scavenger!
I asked him to separate the newspapers and scrunch each one into a ball like we had done for the newspaper throwing game.
Then the boys had a blast throwing the newspaper balls into the spider web to see if it would catch them [just like a real one would catch a fly!].
George had a tough time throwing the newspaper high enough to get it stuck in the spider web, but he could just barely reach the bottom part of the web, so he stuck the newspaper balls to it by hand.
George just got The Very Busy Spider book [affiliate link] by Eric Carle for his 2nd birthday. It’s been a great extension to this activity [or maybe the other way around] to talk about how the spider web caught the fly.
If you’re a tape fan like me, click the image below, you’ll love our spy game scavenger hunt too!
More tape activities for the kids to try:
- 2 Simple Tape Activities: What to Do with Lines of Tape
- Giant Spider Web Maze for Kids
- 25 Active Ways to Learn Indoors with Tape
Henry is 4 years old. George is 2 years old.