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I is for Inchworm Theme with FREE Worm Observation Book

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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 download 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 >> Download <<. 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 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.

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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!!

A to Z Letter Find Worksheets FREE Alphabet Playdough Mats - these free printable alphabet printables are SO CLEVER! Use playdough to form alphabet letters and then complete the picture with playdough or by coloring for a fun activity to not only learn the alphabet, but to strengthen fine motor skills to for toddler, preschool, prek, kindergarten, and first grade. free-alphabet-hats

FREE Alphabet Printables

Looking for more abc printables for kids? You have tons of free alphabet printables

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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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