Worm Families Preschool Monthly Theme Activity

Teach your little kids about Family & Pets with this Worm Families Preschool Monthly Theme Activity. It’s so quick & easy using things that you probably already have at home or in your classroom. And of course this activity would be great for a Bugs theme too!

collage of worm activity images with text: Worm Families STEAM InvestigationWe’ve been learning about Family & Pets and today was of course about just that as we explored this fun Worm Families Preschool Monthly Theme Activity.

Families are unique and come in many forms. At an early age, it is important for children to discuss not only their own family, but others’ as well. Through discussions, books, games, and dramatic play, children will gain knowledge about how families work and how uniquely different they can be. Children are able to expand their understanding of families by learning that even though families look different all over the world, they share many similarities, too. Preschool classrooms can model positive familial dynamics by practicing cooperation, problem-solving, and kindness. In this way, teachers and caregivers can provide an environment that nurtures the idea that children are valued members of their family and classroom communities.  

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A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.

Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids.

cut-up straws in sand sensory bin
Worm Families Preschool Monthly Theme Activity

Set Up

  • Fill a tub with sand. Cut drinking straws into different lengths. Hide them in the sand. Encourage children to pretend to play with the family of worms.

cut-up pieces of straws of sand
Big Questions

  • What would you do if you found a family of worms?
  • How is a straw similar to a worm? Worms can eat sand; how could you pretend to feed a worm?
  • Do you think worms have moms? Dads? Brothers? Sisters?
  • What might worms do as a family?

child digging in sand for straw pieces
This was such a fun Investigation Station! The little guy had a blast with it and actually the worm families are still in the sensory table and he’s still playing with them.

What a wonderful and open-ended play opportunity! These are exactly the types of experiences that we strive to create in our homeschool.

child exploring sand and straw pieces
I love to see how his play evolves. Maybe we started out with worm families, but after awhile those straws became a road. And another day, they might be beams at a construction site.

This mama for sure encourages any and all imaginative play. That’s what’s so beautiful about homeschooling. You get to make it work for you and your little kids.

child arranging cut-up straws in sensory bin
And remember if you’re looking for more preschool monthly theme ideas, you can find them here.

child rolling straw in sand
On the agenda for next week is of course learning about Pets! Yay! I’m willing to bet that the little guy will have a blast. After all, he really does love his Zeus.

Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Family & Pets theme. And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.

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MGT-Blog-Transparent-300x300As a Mother Goose Time blog ambassador, I receive the Mother Goose Time Preschool curriculum in exchange for my honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. #mgtblogger