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Worms
Submitted by: Judy Larson, Maud Marks
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
Bob and Otto by:Robert O. Bruel
Otto the worm is shocked to discover that his best friend Bob is actually a caterpillar who emerges one day as a butterfly.
Diary of a Worm by:Doreen Cronin
A young worm discovers, day by day, that there are some very good and some not so good things about being a worm in this great big world.
Dirt by:Steve Tomecek
Brief text explores how soil is formed, its layers, and its importance as a natural resource that living things need to survive.
Yucky Worms by:Vivian French
While helping Grandma in the garden, a child learns about the important role of the earthworm in helping plants grow.
Songs
Worm Song
There's a worm at the bottom of my garden,
And his name is Wiggly Woo.
There's a worm at the bottom of my garden
And all that he can do
Is wiggle all day and wiggle all night--
The neighbors say what a terrible fright!
There's a worm at the bottom of my garden,
And his name is Wiggly,
Wig-Wig-Wiggly,
Wig-Wig-Wiggly Woo!
Craft
Paper Inch Worm-
What you'll need:
•White and green construction paper
•Red marker or crayon
•Hole punch
•Green pipecleaner
•2 googly eyes
•Scotch tape
How to make your Paper Inch Worm•Cut a few strips of green construction paper that are 3-4 inches wide and 6 inches long.
•Tape the end of one of the strips to the white piece of paper. Gently push the front edge of the strip back to create a bump and then tape the frong edge of the strip down.
•Repeat this process two more times, each time overlapping the back edge of the new strip over the front edge of the old strip. This will create the body of the inchworm.
•With the last strip, tape it into a ring. Punch two holes in the top of the ring and insert half of a pipe cleaner into each hole. Glue two googly eyes to the front of the ring and draw a smile on the inchworm's face.
•Tape the ring so that it overlaps the final section of the body.
Other
Edible dirt cups. Fill small cup with crushed oreos and add gummy worms.