For our very first session with the Young Bilinguals (3-5 years), we discovered the colorful and exciting world of Eric Carle's books by reading "The Very Busy Spider"
To discover a narrated version of the story, connect to :
Then, led by Tanya, one of our summer interns from Princeton University, we sang and danced to "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" (or "Eency Weency Spider" for you Brits out there !)
Then we played a very lively game of animal bingo using images of all the animals the spider met in the story.
You can make your own animal bingo boards by connecting to this page :
To make your own coloring book/emergent reader version of the book, connect to :
To finish off the activity, we made some cool spiders using large wooden beads and colorful pipecleaners.
See you next week !