We may be cheating a bit by 'celebrating' this in Australia as I'm guessing the National part means America but shhh I won't tell anyone that. Plus, we are starting a new Inquiry unit with the focus on Life & Living so at least worms will tie in nicely.
Download this free Worm mini-reader here. This is great for Kindergarten as it includes high frequency words and would be an easy to make take home reader. Simply print, cut & have students read and colour the worms to match. There are 8 half-pages in total.
If you want to join in with the fun here are some other activities you might include:
Measure with Gummi Worms.
Idea 1- Use Gummi Worms as an informal measurement tool, for example, how many Gummi worms long is the table? Nancy over at First Grade Wow has a fantastic free worm measuring unit (cover pictured) that includes a worm craft. Definitely check it out!
Visit Nancy's blog or click on the image to go to her blog to download this unit.
Idea 2- Use a ruler to measure the length of a bag of Gummi Worms like Rachel did with her kids at Kids Activity Blog.
Idea 3- Stretch & measure your Gummi worm like K-5 Math Resources did! And they have a great freebie to record the information too. Click on the image to download.
Experiment with Gummi Worms like this fantastic science fair project on Candy Experiments.
Watch the Discovery Channel video on how Gummi lollies (candy) are made here.
Make your own Gummi Worms. Recipe here.
Read the Diary of a Worm By Doreen Cronin or watch the book being read here.
Happy Gummi Worm Day! Any excuse to eat lollies will do, right?!