We are almost halfway through October and that means Halloween is just around the corner! It’s the perfect time to overcome my arachnophobia and share a free printable spider game with all of you.

This playful sort is a fun-filled way to help children learn word families.

Scroll below to grab your freebie and then make sure to hop over and snag our Editable Word Work Board  Games in our shop so you can practice word families or any words under the sun – it’s your choice!

Spider Word Families

Getting Ready

Prepping the activity was amazingly simple.

I printed off the web word families, review sheets and the spiders.

Then I cut out all 24 spiders. (That’s a lot of goosebump-raising creepy crawlies, isn’t it?!)

Spider Word Families

Spider Word Families

To start, I laid out one web word family and the spiders.

I reminded my students that word families are groups of words that share the same sound and spelling. For example, the words red, bed, Ted, led are part of the -ed family.

Working together, we found the word spiders that belonged on our first web.

Spider Word Families

Then, I added another web and had each student pick a spider to add to it.

The first child held up a spider and read the word out loud on the card: chin.

She realized the word chin belonged to the -in word family and placed it on the correct web.

We continued in a circle until all the webs had their correct word spiders.

Spider Word Families

After I checked the webs, I handed out the review sheets to stretch students’ learning.

We read the words and wrote each one in the right spot on the sheet.

Spider Word Families

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    1. Thank you for the invite, Marissa! I would love to link up. I’ll see you next week. 🙂

  1. This is awesome … what fun for Halloween! Thanks so much for sharing your printable! They must have changed your link at TpT, though, because it doesn’t work. I was able to find your printable there, but I thought you’d want to know about the link. I featured your printable as the Free Printable of the Day at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/LivingMontessoriNow

    1. You’re the best, Deb! Thanks for the heads up. I’m changing the link now.

  2. I wanted to get a copy of this. My daughter is in an English immersion school here in Beglium and I want to help her out with some of the games and things I have found on your sight. Thank you so much.

  3. Is there a way to download this printable? The blue download button is not working unfortunately. Thank you for your help!

  4. Hi! I was trying to download the spider word family and the download button isn’t working!

  5. I cannot get the spider word families download button to work.

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