Free Parts of a Spider Worksheet

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Get ready for an adventure with our free parts of a spider worksheet.

We’ve got you covered with these free homeschool printables that introduce your little explorers to the incredible world of spiders.

The activity sheet highlights the key components of a spider, covering six important parts: abdomen, eyes, head, legs, feelers, and spinnerets.

You have the option to select from three engaging worksheets. The first one allows you to label the parts using a word bank, the second challenges you to write the parts without any hints, and the third involves matching the parts to their correct locations.

Plus encourage the kids to use their creativity as they color in the spider.

Let the learning and coloring adventure begin!


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What are the different parts of a spider?

The abdomen is the back part of the spider’s body. It contains important organs like the heart and silk glands. Some spiders use their abdomen to store food or to create silk for building webs and egg sacs.

Most spiders have eight eyes, although not all of them can see well. These eyes come in different sizes and arrangements, allowing some spiders to have better night vision while others can detect movement from far away.

parts of a spider coloring page

The head of a spider is located at the front of its body and holds its brain, eyes, fangs, and mouthparts. Spiders use their fangs to inject venom into prey, which helps to break down the prey’s insides before they suck it up as a liquid.

Spiders have eight legs attached to their cephalothorax, which helps them move around and catch prey. Each leg is covered in tiny hairs that help the spider sense vibrations and feel its environment.

parts of a spider coloring worksheet

Feelers (pedipalps) are a pair of short appendages near a spider’s mouth. These act like small arms and have various functions. Such as helping the spider manipulate its prey, transfer sperm during mating, and sense its surroundings.

Spinnerets are located at the rear end of the spider’s abdomen. They produce silk, a strong and flexible material that spiders use for various purposes. Including building webs, making egg sacs, and creating safety lines for movement. Different spinnerets produce different types of silk, which the spider can combine to create intricate web designs.

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Books about spiders for kids

Add some reading to your lessons about spiders with these fun books:

  1. Are You a Spider?. Step into the shoes, or rather, the eight legs, of a spider in this interactive backyard adventure. Learn how to navigate a spider’s world. From weaving webs to hunting for food, and get a closer look at their extraordinary lives.
  2. National Geographic Readers: Spiders. Dive into the world of spiders with this exciting book! Explore their incredible silk-spinning skills. Discover their various shapes and sizes, and learn about the amazing ways they catch prey in their intricate webs.
  3. I’m Trying to Love Spiders. Join a brave and humorous young explorer as they embark on a journey to overcome their fear of spiders. Through playful illustrations and witty storytelling, this book teaches readers that spiders are fascinating creatures worthy of our appreciation.

Additional spider printables

Carry on learning with these fun spider activities:

Enhance understanding of arachnid biology with a detailed spider life cycle worksheet that illustrates the stages of a spider’s life cycle, from egg to maturity. This educational tool is perfect for integrating science concepts into art.

Encourage creativity and motor skills with a spider handprint art activity that transforms children’s handprints into spider art. This project not only fosters artistic expression but also introduces children to basic anatomy of spiders in a fun, tactile way.



Tips for downloading the free files

Below you will see a large sign-up box where you need to add your name and email address, and press I NEED THIS NOW!

Within minutes you will be sent the free PDF directly to your email address, so you can print it out and start using it immediately.

Sometimes emails get a little wonky, so if you can’t see it, please check your spam folder where I am sure it is hiding.

Download the free body parts of a spider worksheet

If you are running short on time you can download all of our life cycle worksheets. There are 247 pages over 23 different life cycles.

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

Last Updated on 20 April 2024 by homeschoolof1

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