We read the story by Eric Carle The Very Busy Spider
After reading the story we had a class discussion on why do spiders build webs?
The children came up with some amazing things on why, but during the discussion a very curious child wanted to know how long does it take a spider to weave its web.
Not knowing exactly how long it takes a spider we decided to give a web a try so that we would understand how long and how hard it is for a spider to weave its web.
Once all of the children and staff had a turn, they discovered that it takes the spider a long time to weave its web and that the spider needs to cross over many times to make the weaving tight enough to catch its meal.
In the end they did it!