The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swooped into theaters May 2, 2014. Marvel’s long-awaited superhero sequel is thrilling young and old alike. I’m a loyal Team DC Comics girl myself but also partial to Marvel’s mutant man with spider reflexes and graceful arachnid moves. What’s not to love about a hero who needs no fancy gadgets and shoots webs from his hands? If you love Spiderman, how about free printable activities featuring your hero? Are your Spidey senses tingling? Read on for links to Spider-Man coloring pages, clipart, games, puzzles, crafts and lesson plans.
Let’s start our “web” adventure (pun intended) at Pic Gifs. I just discovered this awesome site. It’s home to a ginormous collection of freebies, including over 100 free printable Spiderman coloring pages. Access Spider-man clipart, gifs, animated graphics, wallpapers, cursors and icons by typing “Spiderman” in the search box. Got a child who wants a Spiderman themed birthday party? You can do it darn near free, printing the clipart and making homemade birthday cards, party decorations and invitations.
Now swing on over to Coloring-Book.info for a bunch more free printable Spider-Man coloring pages. These print in black and white and could be made into bedroom wall art. Kids could color them, write messages on them and send like greeting cards. Or you might laminate their colored images and make them into place mats. Children could give these as gifts. No access to a laminator? Just encase in clear plastic wrap and heat with hair dryer to seal. Or use Glad Press n Seal Wrap. The package shows how to cover pictures like lamination.
Then, get spinning and hurry to Coloring Book Fun for even more free Spider-Man printables. Even the youngest child can enjoy making her own games and puzzles from coloring pages. First, color picture. Then laminate as you did above. Now draw a pattern on the image with permanent marker. Cut into pieces along lines and there you have a homemade jigsaw puzzle.
Game possibilities are limited only by your imagination. Print two sets of matching clipart, cut out and stick on separate index cards. Voila–a homemade Spider-Man memory game! Or make a Spider-Man bingo game putting pictures in bingo slots. Make a master set. Children mark matching images as you draw picture cards–great for non-readers. DL-TK has a free printable bingo card maker.
Want to learn more about spiders? KidZone has free printable spider lesson plans. Learn about spiders with these games, crafts, puzzles. math activities, songs and stories, writing prompts, science worksheets and diagrams and reading lessons.
These printables are provided free under fair use. Nothing made using them–games, crafts, puzzles, party supplies–should be sold or marketed. Now get to a movie theater and enjoy The Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie!