- Introduce the words squiggle and wiggle.
- Talk about the different kinds of worms. What do worms do? Where do worms live? Describe them by length, color, width, and texture. What other creatures remind you of worms? What are some things that look like worms (i.e. spaghetti, pipe cleaners, etc.)?
- This song is meant to be acted out. Children love to use their imaginations to wiggle and squiggle like worms. They can use their whole bodies to move like worms or just parts of their bodies, like fingers and toes.
- Cut out large letters—W, O, R, M—from construction paper, Paste each letter on a separate piece of poster board. Let the children look through magazines and find things that begin with these letters.
- Children can make a worm picture by gluing thick white string onto construction paper.
- Visit a worm farm if you have one in your area. Talk about why worms are good for the earth. Ask children if they know that worms are used for many things, including food. You can watch birds dig for worms and feed them to their young. This can be done in the playground or at a park, especially after a heavy rainfall.