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Worm Activities

Worm Activities for Preschoolers and Toddlers

Little boys and many adventurous girls love investigating worms!  These squirmy worm activities are perfect for this time of year with April showers bringing many critters to our outside gardens.

Before starting any activities, enjoy a few books featuring worms.  Here are a couple of our favorites..

worm activities
Would your little one eat worms for lunch?  Be sure to serve gummy worms after reading this fun book- Worms for Lunch by Leonid Gore .  We love the illustrations and reading about the different animals and what they like to eat.
worm activities

What would it feel like to be a worm for a day?  Find out by reading life from a worm’s  perspective in this humorous book- Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin.

worm activities

Activities with Gummy Worms
1. Counting– Add and subtract the worms
2. Measure the worms
3. Sort by color. How many red worms are there? How many green?  Are there more red or green?
4. Using a small plastic container, cut out holes, have your little guy pick up the worms chopsticks and try to put the gummy worms in the holes for a fun fine-motor challenge.
5. Have your little one cook create dirt with pudding and chocolate cookie crumbs and top it off with some of the gummy worms!

After a rainy day, be sure to go outside and explore REAL worms with your kids.  Watching real earth worms wiggle through soil is an amazing experience! Don’t forget your magnifying glass!

Written by Jen

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  • Reply Mommy of Many Hats

    It would have never crossed my mind to do a mini unit on worms, but hey! Now that I’ve thought about it, what a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

    May 7, 2013 at 10:29 pm
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