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Wiggle Worms

My sis-in-law gave me this awesome book for my Birthday called, Making Toys for Preschool Children. It has so many fun ideas and I'll be sharing them on here as we try them.

This activity is called Wiggle Worms. Here's what you do:

  • Cut out strips of paper.
  • Draw "wiggle worms" on some of them.
  • (We also decided to draw hearts on the rest of them.)
  • Put them in a bag.

To play:

  • Sit in a circle on the floor
  • Take turns passing the bag around the circle and pulling out a strip of paper.
  • If you pull out a "wiggle worm" then everyone stands up and wiggles.
  • If you pull out a heart then everyone gives each other a hug, or comes in for a big group hug.

This is a fun family activity too! And LM has put in a request to play it for Family Home Evening!

Do you like this idea?

Looking for more activities for your little BOY?


Deb Chitwood said…
I think this is just the sweetest activity for a family night or preschool circle time! I featured it at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page at
That is so cute - I wrote a song about wiggle worms and I will use this the next time we sing that song!
Sheryl said…
Love this idea! We will use this idea when we have our worm theme next month!

Heidi said…
Love it! We are learning all about worms in my preschool class. Just wrote about Dirt Play Dough ( Can't wait to play this game.
Christina said…
Such a cute game! We'll definitely be playing this. :) Thanks for sharing!
What a fun activity!

Oh my goodness! I think I am in love with the cuteness of this game! Absolutely fantastic and child-centred. Can't wait to see what else you try from the book! Thanks for linking up to It's Playtime!
how adorable! you can put so many cute actions in there and I love that it involves the whole family or even class of children!

Would love to have you link up to the Sunday Showcase - a child centered linky party at

LeeanneA said…
OMG I have played a variation of this game for a few years with my toddler class.Here it is:
It's really fun!
Anonymous said…
Another fun twist to this activity is to write a letter on each strip and once a child pulls out a strip, they have to think of a movement that begins with that letter (for example, if they pull out Letter J, they can Jump, for letter R, they can Run in place, etc.). It's a great way to teach letter recognition and sound-symbol correspondence and its fun!!
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