Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Earth Day

Compost anyone?
Among other topics shared at storytime today was the great work that worms do to make dirt.
We read the book Compost Stew by Mary McKenna Siddals
We also shared this flannel rhyme :

Five little worms went out to play
On a bright and sunny day,
A banana peel is what one found
And he brought it home into the ground.

Four little worms ...
a cracked eggshell
Three little worms ...
some rotten leaves
Two little worms ...
a old newspaper
One little worm ...
a used tea bag

Those five little worms dug deep in the ground,
They wiggled their bodies around and around,
They ate those kitchen scraps, munch! munch! munch!
And made some DIRT from their garbage lunch!

We also read Round As A Ball by Ernst, 10 Things I Can Do to Help My World by Walsh and A Leaf Can Be ... by Salas.

I shared the book What's This? by Mockford in book prop format :

We ended storytime with a rousing version of "We've got the whole world in our hands".

Our take-home activity sheet was designed to encourage writing together :
for at-home use only


  1. Delighted to discover Compost Stew sharing the storytime spotlight with your cute flannel rhyme! What a fun way to spread a little green in the world, five little worms at a time...

  2. Where did you get the flannel board pieces? I love this story!

    1. Ahh ... all homemade, I'm afraid, both the pieces and the words to the song. I can share what I've got and you have my 100% permission to "steal".