Tuesday, May 5, 2009

We're Going on a Worm Hunt...

Ever read this book? It's a favorite in our house. Such great repetition and rhyme that the kids end up reading it with us even if they can't read!

Well, in honor of a very rainy week in our part of the world and to ward off some fast approaching grumps, we went on our own "worm hunt". Yesterday, we hadn't left the house all day and Hayley was suffering from two straight days of no recess. Dad was getting home late and so I locked the door on the messy house and forgot about the fact that dinner wasn't made. Put my grumpy unwilling kids in boots and started singing silly songs and marching along the sidewalk like a crazy mom. Within a few minutes I had a willing army of happy worm hunters. An hour later I had to drag them all into the house equally unwilling as when we tried to leave. Guess the idea was a hit!

We're going on a worm hunt,
We're going to catch a big one
What a beautiful day
We're not scared!

(go worm-hunters!)
(and you're cute too Alice, even if you don't have rain boots!)

Oh Oh!

A sidewalk.
A slippery slide-y sidewalk.
We can't go over it
We can't go under it
We have to go through it...

Left, Right...
Left, Right Left!

We're going on a worm hunt,
We're going to catch a big one
What a beautiful day
We're not scared!


Oh Oh!
A puddle.
A deep wet puddle.
We can't go over it
We can't go under it
We have to go through it...



Splishy, Splashy!
Splishy, Splashy!

The happy worm hunters displaying their catch! (Maya didn't want to touch it so she carried a worm all the way home on the arm of her coat)

They even had fun watching one of the worms split itself and I was reminded again how much I don't know when they asked me about the biology of how that happens and how the worm is still alive? Home to research so I can answer these important questions...

6 comments:

Anna said...

Thats so funny! good solution to a tough week! I'm not sure I could do a worm hunt, a puddle hunt is enough for me - they might want me to pick up a worm (which I couldn't bear) so I wouldn't want my dislike to put them off!! Eliza would probably try to eat one too....spaghetti....mmmm......

Paul and Nancy Garner said...

I love this! What a cute idea...I am gonna have to just read through your whole blog when Abigail gets older so I can have fun ideas too!

Tammy said...

I would have loved to see you marching down the street in your coats and boots!

Kayelynn said...

Cute! It sounds like you make this book so much fun for your kids. I like your new wording. The girls look so cute in their rain coats!

We just borrowed this book from the library when I was teaching preschool on Zoo Animals and it totally freaked Ty out! We had the cd along with the book. Too scary for now. It went right back to the library. Oh well.

Hatch said...

One of my favorite things about this blog, is the picture of all the rainboots. I love it that you are wearing them too and that yours are pink. Cheers to the little worm gatherers.

Rhonda said...

This is seriously one of my favorite blog posts ever! You are the greatest mom. I want to use this fun idea someday! Way to go for turning a difficult afternoon into such a memorable one!