Monday, May 16, 2011

What slimy day!

Today was laid back sort of day at preschool.  We played inside all morning in the dress-up area and doing projects at the "rectangle tangle (table)."

In my search for a real video of earthworms to show the kids I wandered upon an amazing website.   This whole website is dedicated to photos and videos of species from all over the world.  The videos are very short and have no voices, just the sounds of nature.  We checked out all sorts of garden creatures.  Earthworms, hummingbirds, toads, a spider spinning a web and of course a snake by request of my friend Owen.  They were almost as a amazed as I was. :)

Before lunch we decided to venture outside in the rain and see if we could find some worms.  We were searching everywhere when we noticed the kids and teachers from Head Start walking by.  They said they had seen a lot of worms on the road as they were walking.  We jumped in line with them and walked down the road just a little ways.  Sure enough, there were worms EVERYWHERE!  We collected some, said goodbye to our new friends and headed back to school.  Then we got started observing them and creating our worm jar!

Heading out to find worms!

Didn't find many under the stumps.

None in the garden.
Thanks to some friends from Head Start who were walking by
for pointing us in the right direction.
We found them down the road!

"What if they try and get off the plates?"

They won't be able to get out of here!

Our Worm Jar! It contains layers of dirt, paper, some bread, grass
and most importantly WORMS!  When we are not checking on
the worms it has to stay in the dark. Thats the way the worms like it!


  1. Xander will be excited to see the worms tomorrow. We made a leaf circle outside on our lawn to keep worms near a rhododendron bush. Worms are so much fun!

  2. Love the pictures! Meredith told me to use my computer to check out all the worms you found (we were on the way home). Great job! Keep up the good worm work!

  3. How did Nathan like the worms? He does not like bugs of any kind, so I can't believe he was handling worms! :)