Searching for Worms
Small shovels, a good place for digging
Kids like gooey things, especially gooey things deep in the soil. Go out in your yard and let your children know that you'll be looking for worms. Help your children to move the soil around very carefully using either their hands or small trowels. Explain how worms help the soil and allow plants to grow. If the kids find a worm that hasn't seen sunlight in a very long time, if ever, they are irridescent which is quite fascinating to children. Make sure they put the worm back and not keep them as pets!