Saturday, 11 July 2015

National Gummi Worm Day & a Freebie

My random googling for our first week back from Winter break paid off when I found out that this Wednesday the 15th of July is National Gummi Worm Day. Who knew?! 

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.
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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.
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Experiment with Gummi Worms like this fantastic science fair project on Candy Experiments
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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?!

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