- What jobs do earthworms carry out in soil?
- How much soil do earthworms churn?
- Do earthworms eat seeds or do they plant them?
- What paths do they make in their worm farm?
In art, we are creating "upcycled" worms using spray-painted cardboard forms and colorful, thick yarn. This lesson is inspired from a project by Olivia and her girls from MooMama. We haven't finished yet but I really wanted to share! They are adorable and reinforce my four- and five-year-olds' fine motor skills as they create different types of lines on their worms.
|Straight, curly, squiggly lines of thick yarn are used to decorate cardboard worm forms|
We read The Squiggle by Carole Lexa Schaefer and looked at Huichol yarn paintings to get inspiration for different lines we could make when we applied the yarn.
|Paint with white glue and use lines of yarn to decorate a worm|
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