One of their favorite books was Diary of a Worm .
Then, we created our own worms out of Cheerios. This was such a simple activity using things that we already had in the kitchen. My Daycare kids then used their worms to act out scenes from the book.
For our worms, we used:
Hot Glue Gun or Tacky Glue
To get the kids started, I put a loop in the end of their pipe cleaners to create the head of the worm.
As they worked to put Cheerios on their worms, we talked about how they represented the segments of the worms and the kids counted to see how many they could fit on their pipe cleaners.
This was a great activity for reinforcing counting skills and getting the kids to use math vocabulary terms like "more than" and "less than" in an organic way.When, they were finished, I helped the younger ones bend their pipe cleaners to keep their Cheerios in place. Then, we used a hot glue gun to add googly eyes to their worms.
worm crafts and activities, check out this comprehensive list from Lemon Lime Adventures.
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