Earthworms are slimy and seem quite insignificant, don’t they? But if you take a closer look (literally!) you’ll realise that these worms make a massive difference to bettering our ecosystem! Want to know how? Earthworms form vertical and horizontal burrows in the soil that create pores for oxygen and water to enter and carbon dioxide to leave. If something as small as an earthworm can make such a huge difference, then we as humans have a larger responsibility towards our planet. This brings us to our current theme ‘World Environment Day.’ Every day is environment day—if we give our planet enough priority. So let’s create this special World Environment Day Earthworm Garden activity with your child!
Parental Involvement: Medium
Duration: 20 minutes
Skills Acquired: Caring, Academic, Creativity
- Paper plates – 2
- Paint and paintbrush
- Paper cups – 2
Instructions for World Environment Day Earthworm Garden Activity:
- Paint a door and two windows on a paper cup.
- Stick another paper cup on top of it.
- Paint a paper plate green.
- Add yellow circles and semicircles on it.
- Place it on top of the paper cup tower to form a mushroom house.
- Roll red and blue clay into small rounds.
- Attach them together to form the body of an earthworm.
- Add eyes and a mouth.
- Place everything on an upturned paper plate.
Your earthworm garden is ready!
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