Monday, 5 May 2014

Worms

Although they give me the creepy crawlies, children absolutely love worms so I bit the bullet and did a worm theme after Earth Week (sorry about the lack of posting... we were busy saving the Earth from pollution!).  Here are some of our activities with the squiggly guys.

Worm Tracks - Cut snips into a piece of green paper to create grass.  Sponge paint a piece of paper a muddy colour - we mixed brown and white together to make our 'mud'.  Use a piece of wool attached to a clothes pin then dipped in brown paint to create the worms.  Glue the strip of grass to the top of the paper.


The children drew pictures of worms.  The sun is sad because worms like to come out when it's raining. Judging by all the hearts, this little one really loves worms!


Lowly Worm - the most famous worm of all - Richard Scarry's Lowly Worm (and the cutest!)  We used construction paper to create ours, but wouldn't he be awesome made out of felt!


You can find a template for a felt lowly worm here.

In Richard Scarry's Best Sing-A-Long Mother Goose Video, Huckle can't find Lowly and dreams he is searching in Mother Goose Land for him.  You can view the video here.

It's been raining a lot here in Southern Ontario. so we had lots of opportunities to view worms outdoors and rescue those stuck on the sidewalk to a safer place in our garden.  The children loved watching them lay on the garden and then quickly disappear underground.

Here are some great sites to learn more about worms and how they help the Earth.

Discovery Kids Worm World

Kids National Geographic - Earthworms

The Adventures of Herman the Worm

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