Simon and I recently finished reading Charlotte’s Web together (meaning I read a bit of it to him every night before bed). We both really enjoyed it. My older kids also read it to themselves when they were younger, and I’m sure I read it in the past, but this time I was able to pause and appreciate the descriptive language and story of friendship in the book. I was also impressed when Simon asked me what certain words meant – similar to how Wilbur asks Charlotte about words she uses that he doesn’t understand! While I obviously recommend the book, I thought I would also write a wrap up of ideas of activities that can go along with reading Charlotte’s Web.
[source]Make spiders’ webs with the words that Charlotte used in the book, or with your names, names of characters in the story, or otherwise.
[source]Create Charlotte, her web, and Wilbur.
[source]Spider Web Art.
[source]More Spider Web Art.
[source]Make 3D pigs.
[source]Create parachutes for the baby spiders.
[source]Learn the parts of a spider.
[source]Learn about the spider’s life cycle.
[source]Search for words to describe yourself and create an About Me Spider.
Next up, we plan to watch the movie, which is currently on Netflix! Have you read Charlotte’s Web?