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I is for Inchworm Theme with FREE Worm Observation Book

Learning about the letter i with your toddler preschool, pre k, or kindergarten child? Come take a peak at our engaging I is for Inchworm weekly theme. We mostly explored inchworms (worm emphasis) by measuring gummy works, using free worm printable, watching worms in our new worm farm, and more, but we also added in a fun Letter i Ice Cream letter craft too. The letter i theme is perfect for  students who want a fun, hands on way to play, explore and learn.

Learning about the letter i with your toddler preschool, pre k, or kindergarten child? Come take a peak at our engaging I is for Inchworm weekly theme. We mostly explored inchworms (worm emphasis) by measuring gummy works, using free worm printable, watching worms in our new worm farm, and more, but we also added in a fun Letter i Ice Cream letter craft too. The letter i theme is perfect for  students who want a fun, hands on way to play, explore and learn.

I is for Inchworm

I love doing a letter a week approach to learning the alphabet with my toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners. Not only do we have fun doing lots of letter i activities and letter i crafts, but it allows kids to really learn the letter name, letter sound, and begin to work on phonemic awareness and beginning sounds. This is our letter i lesson plan. We explored inchworms by measuring gummy worms, starting a worm farm, eating a dirt worm cup, making an inchworm construction paper craft, inchworm worksheets to reinforce literacy and math skills, and so much more!

Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler you will love these hands-on playful ideas for teaching your children the ABCs. Plus don’t miss the FREE Worm Observation book you can print at the bottom of the post. Simply scroll to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> _____ <<. The pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie and print the template.
Super cute and easy to make Letter I Craft for Preschoolers

Letter I 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)

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 crisscross 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 print).

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.

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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!

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Preschool Worm ObservationsPreschool Worm Observations

Inchworm Activities for Preschool

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

 

Worm Books & Resources We Used

        

We read these super cute worm picture books for kids.

Bug Sensory Bin for Preschoolers

Bug Sensory Bin for Preschoolers

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

I is for Inchworm Preschool Craft

I is for inchworm craft

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?

Preschoolers Exploring Science of Ice and Insects
All the kiddos LOVED worked at getting insects out of ice – how’s that for an I activity- Insects & Ice!
Using a Ruler for Preschoolers with free printableMeasuring Bugs FREE PRINTABLE from www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com

Using a Ruler for Preschoolers

Minnie practiced measuring insects (click for {free} Measuring Bugs Printables)

Cup of Dirt Worm Snack for Kids

Worm Snack for Kids

Finally we had an inchworm snack! Doesn’t that look disgustingly good!

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!!

ladybug alphabet activity Counting bugs coloring book Make practicing sights words FUN with this cute Bug Sight Words Game for preschool, pre k, kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade students to practice common dolche words.   Practice initial blends with these fun, engaging blends worksheets where children will color by blend. This blending sounds actities is fun for kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders.  The super cute, happy bug worksheets make this insect activity for kids loads of fun! Simply print pdf file with blending sounds worksheets and you are ready for this fun blends activity.

Insect activities for preschoolers

If are looking for more bug activities for preschoolers, toddlers, and kindergartners – including lots of free insect printables, you will love these FREE resources:

FREE Insect Telling Time Puzzles ladybug addition math game free printable insect worksheets for letter A-Z

Bug Printables

Kids will be excited to practice math with a fun bug theme twist! These preschool math worksheets are filled with cute bugs to help preschoolers, toddlers, and kindergartners practice numbers, counting, shapes, colors, shape discrimination, missing numbers adding 2, and more. Add these pre-k math worksheets to your spring theme or as summer learning to avoid the summer learning loss. Simply print pdf file with bug worksheets for preschoolers and you are ready to play and learn! Bug counting to 30 worksheets i spy bugs printable Kids are naturally fascinated by creepy crawly bugs! Insects are so unqique with their many legs, antenae, ability to fly, and unique body make-up. Help kids learn about the fascinating world of insects for kids with these super cute, free insect printables. Toddler, preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders will have fun learning as they colour these insect colroing pages.  Simply print bug coloring pages with more than fourteen different insects for children to read, color, and learn.

Insect Printables for Kids

Bee-LIfe-Cycle-Worksheets Are your kids fascinated by sea turtles? These large, graceful reptiles are truly amazing! Learn lots of facts about sea turtles for kids in these free printable sea turtle readers filled with lots of information, facts, and the Sea turtles life cycle. Print pdf file and print so children can color, read, and learn about the life cycle of a turtle. This is a great science printable for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. Kids will enjoy learning more about the water cycle with these Water Cycle Worksheets. These water cycle printable pages include a water cycle diagram worksheet, pages to label, coloring pages, and more! Use these free science worksheets with kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students.  Simply print water cycle worksheet pdf and you are ready to play and learn about the water cycle for kids. Whether you are studying the Life Cycle of Salmon specifically, learning about animal life cycles, or are just looking for a fun science activity for your fish theme, this salmon life cycle worksheet pack is perfect!  This salmon life cycle for kids is perfect for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders. Not only will kids learn about with the fish life cycle worksheet, but they will get a chance to work on math and literacy skills too. Simply print pdf file with life cycle of a salmon worksheet pack and you are ready to learn with salmon activities.

Life Cycle Printables

Looking for more free printables to help you learn about life cycles? You will love these resources:

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! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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