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Digging for Gummy Worms!

by on Jun 16th, 2011

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Worms are often a child’s favorite play thing and an adult’s worst nightmare! I remember playing with worms and caterpillars myself when I was younger…but now that I’m all grown up, I can’t even imagine touching one! However, as a preschool teacher… I think this is one of the fears we have to overcome!

As long as none of my children ask for it or we don’t into such a situation, I’d rather not play with worms! (haha) But I wouldn’t want to deprive them now right? So why not experience the fun and take out the yucky part by digging for gummy worms instead!

What you will need

  • Graham crackers
  • Gummy worms
  • Small containers
  • Plastic spoons
  • Something to crush the graham (if not yet crushed) – processor, plastic and hammer, etc.

What you will do:

Step 1: If not yet crushed, crush the graham crackers until it’s as fine as sand. Using a food processor would make the job so much more easier.

Step 2: If you want to surprise the kids, you can already place the worms into a small container before pouring the sand. Otherwise, you can let them be the one to place the worms.

Another option is to let the kids make their own. Let them put the crushed graham and the worms in a separate container and eat it afterward! :)






Cheryl Villareal is a preschool teacher and the owner/ editor-in-chief of On weekdays, she could be found teaching her little tots while Sundays are her workout days. She easily enjoys simple things and loves experiencing new things! Her blog is simply a way for her to share these experiences with people. Besides her blog, she also contributes and writes various articles on Follow her on Twitter

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