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I is for Inchworm

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.

So many ideas for an I is for Inchworm craft or activities perfect for a letter of the week preschool unit - 10 Fun Worm Activities for Kids #letteri #preschool #letteroftheweek

Kids Activities

 

I is for Inchworm

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)Super cute and easy to make Letter I Craft for Preschoolers

Letter I Craft for Preschoolers

We used brown and pink craft foam sheets to make an uppercase letter I craft. We made an I out of the brown and used brown marker to make a criss cross pattern. Then we made a strawberry scoop of ice cream out of the pink sheet and glued it onto the top of the i. Super cute and easy alphabet craft!

I is for Inchworm WorksheetsI is for Inchworm Worksheets
I is for Inchworm Worksheets

I is for Inchworm Worksheets

We did some I is for Inchworm worksheets from Confessions of a Homeschooler (click for post with download).

all about worms printables

We also use this fun and FREE Worm Printables pack.

 

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.

Worm Observatory - Science FUn for PreschoolersWorm Observatory - Science FUn for Preschoolers

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!

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!!
Preschool Worm ObservationsPreschool Worm Observations
Preschool Worm ObservationsPreschool Worm Observations

Worm Observations for Preschoolers

Kids will have fun watching worms wiggle and form tunnels in an underwater worm habitat.

 

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!!

Free printable worm observation book - science fun for kids

Worm Observation

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activites and FREE printables: www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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