2 Scoops of Kindergarten

Friday, June 27, 2014

Keep 'em buzzzy blog hop!


Hi! I hope everyone is enjoying their summer! I have older children at home and keeping them buzzzy is a little more costly! 
So....here is an activity I have done with my kinders. They love pretending and it is very easy for them to get into different projects I give them. This is one of the many reasons I loooove this age! We spend time in the beginning of the year talking about worms. At first I hear a lot of ewwww but then they start understanding the importance of worms in our world. In this Investigating Worm packet there are Science, Math and Language Arts activities. There is also a fun craftivity!
We read non-fiction and fiction books about worms. Here are a few of my favorite.










 After our real world investigations, we create a worm to play with in it's own little environment.
My students love this!


You can do this at home or school. This is what you will need:
Supplies Needed:
1. Snack bags
2.Brown construction paper
3.Green construction paper
4. Markers
5.Beads (17 per child) (5 beige or white) (12 brown)
6. Pipe cleaners (cut in two)
Snack bags are the perfect size. Cut out brown paper to fit into the bag for the dirt. With markers draw roots, tunnels, and rocks to add detail to the brown dirt. Put that inside the sandwich bag. Then cut grass out of green construction paper. It should be taller than the bag so it sticks up. Cut top of grass so it looks like blades of grass on top. (See picture) Rocks or dirt can be added by rolling extra pieces of construction paper. Then have students start putting on the beads. Fold over the end of the pipe cleaner so the beads do not fall off. Build from the tail and put on 10 brown beads. Then add 5 white beads for the clitellum and add 2 more brown beads for the head. When all the beads have been added fold over the top of the pipe cleaner. Each student will then have their very own environment for their worm and worm to have fun with.


Hope you enjoy this fun craftivity with your child this summer! If you would like the whole Investigating Worm packet you can find it here or you can win this by entering the raffle below!


http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Investigating-Worms-Science-Math-Language-Arts-Craftivity-Lessons-913405


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15 comments:

  1. This year my students were really into craftivities, and every single one that we did was awesome!!! So I can't pick a favorite!!!

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    1. I feel the same way! My kids just loved any craft!

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  2. I love doing crafts based on Eric Carle's books. aglanzer

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  3. We made a butterfly using a paper towel roll, paint, googly eyes, tissue paper, and pipe cleaners, The kids had a great time.

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    1. Ill have to try that next year! I know my kids would love it!

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  4. I really love the idea of using the beads to make the worm! Thanks for the great idea!

    Krista
    Teaching Momster

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  5. Love the bead worm! Every year I make football buddies with my kids and graph our preferences. Football Buddy Craft
    ~Heather
    The Meek Moose

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    1. Thanks, seems so simple but the kids really love it!

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  6. My favorite craft is when my students create bats for October. I try to incorporate a labeling activity too and my kiddos love it.
    Kinders on the Block

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  7. Cute idea! I am going to pin it for spring! THANKS for sharing!

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  8. My favorite craft with my students were making life size Turkeys for Thanksgiving. The Turkeys were 3 Ft tall. The students wrote their favorite things to do at Thanksgiving on each feather.

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  9. We made a lot of crafts this year but my favorite was pickle ornaments!!

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