I started seeing worm farms all over Pinterest a few months ago and knew we would be making one. This past weekend was so beautiful we spent all day outside. We were also reading worm books in the shade… it was the perfect time to make my worm farm dreams come true.
Before you start searching for worms it is best to put on the fanciest dress you own. I mean the worms like good taste too!
We used a glass vase and a water bottle for our worm farm. (I have seen others use 2 liter soda bottles instead of a glass container.)
We layered sand and dirt between the water bottle and the vase.
Little M noticed a pattern. NICE!
Once the worm farm was ready it was time to add the worms.
I used the netting from an old tutu that was trash bound (see it pays to hold on to “trash”) and a rubber band to make a top for our worm farm. I doubt the worms will try to escape, but just in case.
Our nature journal was the perfect place to record the beginning process. We’ll be coming back to record data as we observe it. What fun!
Of course worms are used to darkness and will work a lot faster if they feel safe. We covered the glass container with a piece of black construction paper. I made sure it was loose enough to slide right off when we want to view our little worm friends.
This post is a part of the Worm lesson plan
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