Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tot School Tuesday - Ee is for Earthworms

We are moving out of the bug unit and into our garden unit (although the bugs can be found in the garden!).  I've been working all week on getting our shelves ready (pics next week of tools and toys). 

Bob and Otto by Robert O. Bruel
Worms for Lunch by Leonid Gore
Planting Seeds by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
Adam and Eve in the Garden a Zonderkids "I Can Read!" book
The Tiny Seed  by Eric Carle
Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert
One Watermelon Seed by Celia Barker Lottridge and Karen Patkau

Made "E's" using cookie cutters and by connecting "moon sand worms"

"M" signing the letter "E"

Ee is for Earthworms (sorry no pictures of this, but you can find the worksheet here)

Cut the letter "E" out of construction paper.
Cut out a worm.
Grind black beans (or something else you can use as "earth")
Glue earthworm to the letter "E".  Cover the "E" with glue and spread ground black beans over it.  It will look like the earthworm is popping up out of the earth.

CRAFT: Peek-A-Boo Earthworm
I'm not sure where I got this craft idea from, but the kids loved it! 

Straw (the bendy kind)
Googly Eyes
Brown Paint
Green Construction Paper

Paint straw brown (or use a brown straw if you can find one).
Trace and cut out child's handprints from the green construction paper.
Poke hole in bottom of cup (large enough for the straw to fit through).

Glue handprints to the cup (to resemble grass).
Glue googly eyes to the straw.
Place straw through hole in cup.
Enjoy playing peek-a-boo with your earthworm!

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