Let your children try one or more of these ideas.
||Dip cooked spaghetti strands into paint and wiggle them
across paper like worms.
||Make "worm tracks" with pieces of yarn or
string dipped into paint.
||When finger-painting, wiggle fingers like worms to create
|PLAY DOUGH WORMS
Make play dough and color it brown with tempera paint.
Give your children pieces of the dough to roll into snake-like
worms. If you wish, let the children arrange their worms
on Easter grass placed or glued on paper plates.
MEASURING YARN WORMS
Make "worms" by cutting brown yarn into pieces of
different lengths. Set out the yarn worms in a pile. Then invite
your children to arrange them from shortest to longest or from
longest to shortest.
Give each of your children a small paper cup to use for
making a "worm home." Let them decorate their
cups with glued-on flower shapes cut from colored paper
and Easter grass. Help them poke a hole in the bottom
of their cups. Then show them how to stick a finger up
through the hole for a worm. Encourage them to make up
stories about their worm puppets to share with one another.
LEARNING ABOUT WORMS
Read and display books about earthworms. Talk about how the
worms help fertilize the soil and keep it loose so plant roots
can grow easily. Then bring in a few earthworms for your children
to observe with magnifying glasses. Explore questions such
as these: "What do the worm bodies look like? What do
they feel like? How do they move?" Return the worms to
a yard or garden when you have finished.