Sophie's Masterpiece - Storytime Online

Updated: Apr 28


Hello everyone! We hope you are all excited for Sophie's Masterpiece by Eileen Spinelli!

Leanna and I have put together a bunch of fun activities and crafts for the little ones. Starting on Monday, April 19th (today), the kits will be available to pick up for our online storytime.


Enjoy a FREE copy of the book, and have fun doing the activities!


"Sophie's Masterpiece" by Eileen Spinelli


"Sophie's no ordinary house spider. She's an artist; and every web she spins is more wondrous than the one before. But don't mention that to the guests at Beekman's Boardinghouse, because they don't like spiders."


Everything is yours to keep!


Go to: https://storylineonline.net/books/sophies-masterpiece/


You will have the book read to you by actress CCH Pounder. She did such a great job, we hope you enjoy her reading as much as we did!

Kits include:

  • a FREE copy of Sophie's Masterpiece by Eileen Spinelli

  • information page

  • colors game (5 colored spiders)

  • a flyer for this website

  • 5 activity pages

  • 2 coloring pages

  • rhymes/song pages with web links (instruments included)

  • Spider web craft

  • 3 magnets from the story

  • stickers


HANDOUT GAMES – play with included spider handouts


Can You Show Me…?

(tune: “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush”)


Can you show me the yellow spider?

Yellow spider, yellow spider?

Can you show me the yellow spider?

And wave it in the air?


Red… blue… green… purple



Hold It High – Choose one spider from handouts


Hold your spider high and stand

Now wave it around in gestures grand!

Hold your spider below your chin

Now hold it way up high again


Hold your spider against your nose

Now touch the spider to your toes

Touch your spider to the ground

Now wave that spider all around!


Hold your spider in front of you

Now turn around – one time, two!

Hold your spider and jump up high!

Now let your spider fly fly fly (throw it in the air)



SONGS & INSTRUMENTuse included instruments


Itsy Bitsy Spider by Little Angel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRcDPd3VY0M


There’s a Spider on the Floor by the Kiboomers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r2NlbeJPWE


Eentsy Weentsy Spider by Pinkfong

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VueHfLfSK1s


The Spider by Bichikids

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KUHXJ5fAkQ



BOUNCE RHYME (bounce along with child in lap)


The Spider Spins A Web

(Tune: “Farmer In The Dell”)


The spider spins a web.

(bounce child to the beat)

The spider spins a web.

Round, round, up and down,

(lift child up and down)

The spider spins a web.


She spins it in and out.

She spins it in and out.

(move child forward and back)

In out and in out and out,

She spins it in and out.


She spins it back and forth.

She spins it back and forth.

(tilt child from left to right)

Back and forth and back and forth

She spins it back and forth.


ACTION RHYMES


Spider, Spider

(tune: “Wheels on the Bus”)


Spider, spider, weave and weave.

(Lock thumbs together, wiggle fingers like a spider)

Weave and weave, weave and weave

(interlace fingers)

Spider, spider, weave and weave.

(Lock thumbs together, wiggle fingers like a spider)

It’s time to spin your web.


Spider, spider, round and round

(Lock thumbs together, wiggle fingers like a spider)

Round and round, round and round,

(turn hands in circles)

Spider, spider, round and round

(Lock thumbs together, wiggle fingers like a spider)

It’s time to spin your web.


Spider Dance

(Tune: “Farmer In The Dell”)


Spiders crawl around,

(children crawl around)

Spiders up and down,

(stand up, bend down)

Spiders, spiders make a web,

( spin hands in circle)

Spiders circle ‘round.

(walk around in a circle)


Spiders in and out,

(crawl fingers on left hand, down and back on right arm)

Spiders all about,

(repeat crawl action)

Spiders, spiders make a web,

( spin hands in circle)

Spiders now sit down.

(sit down)


I Have a Little Spider

I have a little spider, I’m very fond of her

She climbed up my arm, and then onto my shirt

(One hand does a spider crawl, up arm, then shoulder)

She climbed down my chest, and then down my leg,

(crawl other hand to touch chest, then leg)

And now she’s very tired so I put her back to bed!

(rest head on hands and close eyes)



EXTRA LINKS!


Eileen Spinelli’s website:

https://www.eileenspinelli.com/


Artist Jane Dyer’s website:

http://www.janedyerchildrensbooks.com/


CCH Pounder’s website:

https://cchpounder.net/


Reading Is Fundamental’s page on Sophie’s Masterpiece:

https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/sophies-masterpiece



Let us know what your little ones thought of Sophie's Masterpiece! What did they think of the activities? Do you have any suggestions for us?

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