Worm Composting for kids can be fun and educational at the same time. As a homeschool mom, I am always looking for ways to incorporate our daily activities into learning. So turning my favorite hobby into education has been a win/win for us.
Learn how to build your very own
homemade worm bin here.
Here are some useful resources. A few books, a video and a visual worm composter : It is called a Worm Vue Wonder. It allows the kids to watch the worm composting process:
Vermicomposting teaches children the full cycle of life. How kitchen scraps turn into worm food, then the worms turn it into fertilizer which when then use on our gardens to nourish our food.
Here is a link to a
for those of you with younger kids.
Want to make a yummy treat for the kids? How about
dirt cake with gummy worms.
My kids and neighbors kids thought this was the best thing EVER.
Are you a homeschool mom or school teacher looking for a science curriculum where you can teach your students about worms? The state of California has developed a guide that is free to all for download that will meet your needs. Here it is:
A word of caution: Kids plus worms can equal DISASTER. Remember, worms prefer to be left alone. So if you have a "hands on" child who likes to touch everything, then they should be provided with their own mini worm farm for handling. The worms that are over handled, will die.
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