I know everyone has seen the jello worms and I thought they were a super cool idea
So I went out and bought all the stuff I needed to make the worms/dirt pudding
For some reason I was under the impression that when making jello worms it would be just like making jello!
I didn’t read the directions
I don’t need know stinkin’ directions to make jello
So what happen was an
Turns out I did need to actually read them because obviously I had no clue what I was doing!
This turned into a big watery mess!
Do not add cold water
I repeat do not all cold water
Read the directions
I let the kiddos explore the worms for a minute then we did some animal experiments
We wanted to see if worms liked damp areas or dry areas so we did a little experiment and recorded our results!
The worms were a big hit with all but one little sweetie
She was not having the worms at all!
So I really wanted to try those darn worms again
I made sure to read the directions this time!
Who would have thunk it
Reading solved the problem that was the watery, disastrous worms!
Click here to see the directions I used
We then build our very own worm hotel!
When we came back the next day
One of my partner teachers sent me this
After I stopped laughing I went to check on mine
They were still kicking
So we figured out the massive deaths were contributed to the sand being too dry!
If you create a hotel for worms use the sand sparsely and make sure to spritz each layer
Some of the worms were resuscitated and made it to the end of the week
No need to send P.E.T.A. looking for us
Here are a few extra pics from our week
The kiddos observed what happened in the worm hotel over the course of the week
On Friday we wrapped up our week
With some dirt pudding
Whew that was such a fun week
If you would like to study worms with your class
You can check out my Wormy Worms pack