What has eight legs and….

What has eight legs and can jump 30 to 40 times its own length?

~ a jumping spider!

What has eight legs and eight eyes to help it catch insects?

~a wold spider!

What has eight legs and is the biggest and hairiest of spiders?

~ a tarantula!

What has eight legs, can walk on water, and catch fish to eat?

~ a fishing spider!

What has eight legs and is a shiny black color with a red “hourglass” shape on it’s abdomen?

~ a black widow spider!

What has eight legs, two big eyes, and hanging together with two bats?

~ the spider that I painted!!!!

Spiders have 8 legs, 8 eyes. Is it necessarily scary? Not to everyone! So why do we fill our children’s head that it is scary. Why give them a first impression that pushes them away from learning about this animal? Why close the door of their curious mind? We teach facts, encourage learning and exploration. The children can decide for themselves whether spiders are scary or not. This is how we Montessori!

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