Brought to you by the letter "W"

Wiggly Worms. A good spring topic. On Tuesday, in-between rain showers, we went exploring. We found our first specimen on the driveway. It was a slug. Gross. We found our first worm nearby. We helped it back into the grass, so it wouldn't dry up like all it's friends. We took turns holding it, and then we observed it as it tunneled back into the earth. (We re-located the slug as well--but we used a stick. ) We walked around following Audrey's lead and ended up at the highschool. We joined a group of kids playing in the sandbox/long-jump pit. When the wind picked up we headed back home to dig up worms in our garden. We found lots. Hyrum was concerned I would hurt the worms with the shovel. He was really upset about Audrey handling the worms, with good reason. She wanted to see if the worm really could live after being split in two. I thought it best not to point out that phenomenon to Hyrum.
We even pulled out a worm that had tied itself into a knot. We collected a generous sample of soil and worms, which now sits on the kitchen mantle.
We have some library supplementation.
Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin
Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni
The City Worm and the Country Worm by Linda Hayward (Sesame Street)
Along with a selection of Junior Non-Fiction including:
Wonderful Worms by Linda Glaser
Now I just have to think of some worm crafts.
Feel free to share any ideas!


mrs. peterson said...

that's awesome. i really enjoy audrey's dirt-on-the-nose. i don't know any worm crafts, but if i did, you'd be the first to know.

The Hardy's said...

I always loved the chocolate pudding with crushed cookies and gummy worms. Although, I know you guys are doing the no sugar thing. How is that coming anyway?

Andrew and Melissa said...

Looks like fun. You gotta love playing in the dirt. As far as worm crafts we just did the gummy worms in the pudding thing Teresa was talking about and the kids LOVED IT!

Abby said...

The no refined sugar thing is going okay. Although today we went to JCW's, so...
still trying to find a healthy balance.

Carrie said...

You have good dirt! You could plant a great garden...

That's pretty cute, and diary of a worm is a great book.

You obviously already found a craft, but if you want another one you could just do stripy worms out of pipe cleaners and glue on some eyes and then you would have your own slimy from sesame street.

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