Worms: Print this picture for your child to color and discuss with you. One sentence lets you record your child’s thoughts at this age and has a line for you to share your own thoughts with your child.
There’s nothing like worms. Print this page and use it to write a story describing worms. Where have you seen them? How do they feel? How do they smell?
Essay prompt: The humble worm is often looked down on (consider the phrase “lowly as a worm”), yet much of our life would be impossible without its role in aerating the soil and helping to decompose waste. Give an example of a humble, routine activity that you perform in your daily life that enables you to do great things.
Poetry prompt: Write a snaking tanka (a 31-syllable Japanese poetic which examines an image and then—like the second half of the worm—turns to examine the speaker’s response to the image) to examine your thoughts on a worm or snake. Examples of tankas may be found at http://www.tankasociety.com/.
Lifestory prompt 1: (Monday) There’s nothing like the smell of worms. Living in rainy Western Pennsylvania, there’s no way to avoid the worms on the sidewalk after the rain. What is your response to them?