Splat the Spider

Age
2-5
Equipment
Let’s Make Paper Plate Spiders 
Pool noodles
String
Where this can be played
Indoors or outdoors
How to Play
  • Tie a piece of string between two points in your space.
  • Hang the Paper Plate Spiders from the string at different heights.
  • Give the children a pool noodle and have them try to hit the spiders with their noodle. 
  • Link to Let's Make Paper Plate Spiders
Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options
  • Instead of hanging the spiders on a single piece of string, hang them in different areas around your space and have the children run from one to another. 
  • Have a number of different lengths of pool noodles available to either make it more challenging (shorter) or easier (longer) for each child.
  • If you have a child who uses a wheelchair, ensure that the spiders are able to be accessed with a clear path on the floor. Additionally, be aware of the height of the spiders so that they are still able to be hit. 

 Source – Chris Wright