Thursday, July 18, 2013

Wiggling Worms

Welcome Emily, our new explorer! She dove right into our natural learning and started digging for worms this morning. 

In today's lesson we learned how beneficial worms can be for our gardens. We began our hunt in the vegetable garden but didn't find one until we reached the water's edge. We found 3 worms under a hiding rock. 

After quite a bit of  observation, we used our worms for a "worm tail painting" where we covered our papers with dirt, mud and muck and let them wiggle all around to create neat designs. Then we finished our painting with pictures of our hike.


Speaking of our wouldn't believe what we found! Our self-proclaimed animal trackers saw doe and fawn tracks and opossums tracks all over the place! We also uncovered a small toad, a slug and heard two birds- a northern cardinal and a piloted woodpecker!

Once we got back to our cool camp, we ate mud, dirt and worms for snack...okay not really, but we did have pudding, crushed Oreos and gummy worms. 

1 comment:

  1. Emily had soo much fun! She convinced her brother that she ate real worms! Can't wait for next week!