Program ideas: Spiders

Here are stories, songs, and rhymes about spiders to include in a program that features the Filipino song The Little Spider. Other themes that fit this song are rain and weather.

Learn the song The Little Spider

Find stories about spiders

Songs and rhymes

Criss Cross Applesauce
Criss Cross (draw an x on child’s back)
Applesauce (tap shoulders)
Spider crawling up your back (walk fingers up spine)
Cool breeze (blow on back of neck)
Tight squeeze (hug)
Now you’ve got the shivers! (tickle sides)

Eensy Weensy Spider
The eensy weensy spider went up the water spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
And the eensy weensy spider went up the spout again

I Have a Little Spider
I have a little spider
I’m very fond of him
He climbs up to my shoulder
And then up to my chin
Now he’s crawling down my arm
And all the way down to my leg
Now he’s a tired little spider
So I put him into bed!

Little Miss Muffet
Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet
Eating her curds and whey
Along came a spider
And sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away!