How To Teach Super Simple Songs

How To Teach The Creepy Crawly Spider

Caitie is sharing helpful tips for learning in the classroom or at home using the song The Creepy Crawly Spider from Super Simple Songs! She sings the song and shows us gestures for the key vocabulary words, too! This a fun Halloween twist on the classic song The Itsy Bitsy Spider, and a great song to teach and explore adjectives!

Try these ideas in the classroom or at home!

  • It’s always fun to sing a familiar song in a new way, and it’s great for keeping things feeling fresh.
  • Try singing this song in a spooky voice. Encourage your students to sing in a spooky voice too so they can feel creepy crawly just like the spider.
  • This is a great song to help develop fine motor skills. Before singing this song for the first time, show your students how to make the creepy crawly spider with your hands. If anyone is struggling with this, let them know that they can try another way of doing it, just moving their hands like this is good too! It can be a bit tricky and young children might get frustrated if they can’t do it right away, so make sure to take your time with it and have fun.
  • Use this song to introduce the concept of adjectives, like creepy and crawly. Ask your students if they can come up with another adjective for a spider, or see what their reaction is when you use those words to describe something else in the classroom, like a chair or a book. Do those adjectives work for those things? A creepy crawly chair. Not really! See if they can come up with adjectives that do apply to different things.