- Cristi Wuenschel
Worm Art for Preschoolers
Updated: May 11, 2021
As an Experience Early Learning Blog Ambassador, we receive the Experience Early Learning preschool curriculum in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, our opinions on amazing things for children are 100% our own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best judgement when planning activities for your children.
Not too long ago, we started our gardening theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) and the first week was all about Planting Gardens. Earlier in the week, we learned about Roots and today we're exploring Worms.
We learned that worms breathe through their skin because they don't have lungs as well as that they make the soil rich with nutrients to help plants grow.
During circle time, the children answered the question, "What do you know about worms?" Asking open-ended questions is perfect for practicing vocabulary and communication skills.
The preschoolers also pretended to move like worms on their stomachs and their backs, which obviously meant lots of giggles.
Children learn best through play and the activities that are included in each of our Experience Early Learning preschool curriculum kits are perfect for encouraging curiosity and getting the kiddos engaged and excited to learn.
Each day includes creative art and today's Worms invitation to create couldn't have been more fun! The children were each given a worm outline (paper) and rubber worms to make art!
Add some paint and your preschool students will have a wonderful and wiggly time.
Process art activities are a great way to practice fine motor skills because they're all about the actual process and not the end product.
Another favorite activity from today was the Worm Tunnels sensory bin.
We used a bin of dirt and worms to observe how worms make tunnels and homes.
Sensory experiences are so important for preschoolers and this one was lots of fun too!
Don't forget to check back next week to see what we're up to with our gardening them from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).