My friend and I decided we needed to start our own mini homeschool co-op.
A literature co-op...as in we take turns at our homes, read a book to the kiddies and plan a project to go with it.
It's fun. I love it.
Today was my day, so we made wormeries.
We read The Diary of a Worm first.
My kids love this book, it was their request.
I had no clue what to make to go with this book, but after quick trip to the wonderful Crafty Crow blog (see sidebar) and I was set!
Wormeries=super fun, easy project.
Get the full tutorial HERE, but basically cut the top off a 2 liter bottle,
and layer dirt, sand, then leaves and grass. Add some earthworms...
cover with cling wrap and poke holes so the little wormies can breathe.
In a few days (supposedly) you'll be able to see the little worm trails.
The boys checked them all day.
They even told the worms goodnight.
My daughter wears a crown while digging for worms.
(and then later cheers for her daddy as he kills a muskrat in our front yard...while wearing his shirt and tie.
I think there's some major identity crises going on at my house.)
Storytime was great fun!
I've decided wormeries are very cool...even if I'd never heard of them before last night :)