Do your kids love to dig down into the dirt and discover the worms and creepy crawlies? Ours do and earthworms are one of our favourite things to discover. We then collect them and set up a wormery to actually see what they do or feed them to the birds if they are small enough. So to go alongside our wormery project this spring we set up a basket of a variety of books for our toddlers and preschoolers to read. Here’s their pick of the favourite wiggly worm books to read aloud this spring.
Toddler and Preschool Earthworm Books
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With a mix of fiction and non-fiction this selection of easy reading books on worms for toddlers and preschoolers is ideal to add to your nature area this spring alongside a wormery (see the link above on how to make one out of a plastic bottle) and read, observe and learn more about the worms as they complete a worm journal project. We’ve not put them in any order as the kids loved them all but here you go our earthworm books for tots.
In Worm Weather by Jean Taft a fun and interactive story that lets you kids see the delight of worms in the rainy weather.
Carl and the Meaning of Life
In Carl and the Meaning of Life by Deborah Freedman, a simple earthworm named Carl spends his day tunneling through the soil until someone asks him Why? Go on this journey with Carl as he explores the meaning of life.
Learn about earthworms in Wonderful Worms by Linda Glasers and their role in our ecosystem with this helpful book of infographics, charts, and stories.
Looking for some printable activities and fun to go alongside these books why not learn about the worm life cycle and fill in a My Wiggly Worm journal page.
Wiggling Worms at Work
Worms work hard to help plants grow and are important to our ecosystem. Learn all about their importance in this early reader and science book Wiggling worms at work by Wendy Pfeffer.
An Earthworm’s Life
Earthworms help keep the soil healthy! Learn all about their very important job in An Earthworm’s Life by John Himmelman.
Dairy of a Worm
What do worm kids get up to? Well in Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin you can find out.
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt
Learn about all the animals that live down in the dirt, such as snakes and even earthworms! In the beautifully illustrated Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner.
A superhero worm that saves the day? That’s Superworm! But, what happens when super worm is kidnapped? Well, you’ll have to read Superworm by Julia Donaldson to find out.
Winnie Finn, Worm Farmer
Winnie Finn is crazy about earthworms! Learn all about earthworms and why these little ones are so wiggly in the book with her name Winnie Finn, Worm Farmer by Carol Brendler.
Worm Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers
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