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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I is for Inchworm, Insect, and Ice Cream

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Here is our Preschool Letter I Week. We mostly explored worms (inchworm emphasis) going along with our Bug Science Unit, but we also added in a fun Ice Cream letter craft too. The I is for Inchworm unit is perfect for toddler, preschool, and kindergarten students who want a fun, hands on way to play, explore and learn.
I is for Inchworm Preschool Unit


Letter I Aphabet Craft for Preschoolers

This was an eclectic “I” week. We started by making an Ice Cream letter I. We also enjoyed some delicious Ice Cream as a snack. (see our favorite 3 ingredient homemade ice cream recipe)
I is for Inchworm Preschool Unit

I is for Inchworm Worksheets

We did some I is for Inchworm worksheets from Confessions of a Homeschooler (click for post with download).
I is for Inchworm WorksheetsI is for Inchworm Worksheets
I is for Inchworm Worksheets
Note: We ended up doing a lot of worm activities under the inchworm title. Inchworm is technically the life cycle stage of a moth and different from an earthworm like we observed in our worm observation kit.  Maybe this should have been a W is for Worm week, but Inchworm fit with our Preschool Pack and  Sing Spell Read & Write Language Arts Curriculum so we used it. But I wanted to just let you know there is a difference.

Indoor Worm Observation for Preschoolers


We set-up & observed worms in our Worm Observation Kit. This was WAY cool & I highly recommend you get one & try this at home! The observation container is reusable for more worms or to grow root vegetables to show kids how they grow underground!
Worm Observatory - Science FUn for PreschoolersWorm Observatory - Science FUn for Preschoolers

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I also let the kids spend some time observing & interacting with the worms – eew! But I have to admit it was pretty fun to watch their curiosity at work. And when the worms started to tunnel – that was VERY cool!!

Worm Observations for Preschoolers

Preschool Worm ObservationsPreschool Worm Observations
Preschool Worm ObservationsPreschool Worm Observations



Worm Books & Resources We Used



Bug Sensory Bin for Preschoolers

The kids played in our Bug Sensory Box (see how we made it here) Bug Sensory Bin for Preschoolers

Inchworm Paper Craft for Kids

Minnie made an inchworm craft. We made strips of construction paper in green & yellow. Then she helped me staple them into interlocking circles. We added googly eyes and a sparkly pipe cleaner for antennae. Cute, right? I is for Inchworm Preschool Craft

Ice and Insect Science Exploration for Kids

All the kiddos LOVED worked at getting insects out of ice – how’s that for an I activity- Insects & Ice!  
Preschoolers Exploring Science of Ice and InsectsPreschoolers Exploring Science of Ice and Insects

Using a Ruler for Preschoolers

Minnie practiced measuring insects (click for {free} Measuring Bugs Printables)
Using a Ruler for Preschoolers with free printableMeasuring Bugs FREE PRINTABLE from www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com 

Worm Snack for Kids

Finally we had an inchworm snack! Doesn’t that look disgustingly good! Cup of Dirt Worm Snack for Kids
The funny thing was that because we had let Tinker Bell play with live worms earlier in the day she actually really thought we were feeding her worms. It was HILARIOUS! She kept looking at us, and making a fussing noise. Finally I took a bite out of one and then she realized it must be okay….needless to say once she tried our pudding mud topped with oreo dirt and gummy worms she was a HUGE fan of our snack!!

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6 comments:

  1. We did some science experiments with worms. The preschool students loved it and were amazed. http://www.brennaphillips.com/what-do-worms-like-science-experiment

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  2. Eeek... would love to say "what a lovely post".. but eeek. Worms!! :-) love the ice cream ;-)

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  3. Love all the creepy crawly activities! We mad ea worm hotel earlier this summer (http://lifewithmoorebabies.blogspot.com/2012/05/worm-hotel.html). It was pretty fun to watch them dig.

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  4. I is a tough letter but you came up with some awesome stuff! love the worm kit! And we LOVE the book Diary of a Worm. So funny.

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  5. Omg...u have a very cool, informative and fun blog!! Loved it!

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