These earthworm activities are excellent ways to elevate your science fun!
You’ll have a blast with these ideas for kids of all ages. Plus, your kids will have so much fun with the variety of activities in this printable pack.
Find out more about these activities and how you can get your free sets of earthworm worksheets with 8 printable pages!
Learning About Earthworms Can Be So Much Fun!
As a boy mom, I knew that I’d be dealing a lot with slimy, creepy, and messy things.
And, of course, all that gross stuff has sparked curiosity and interest-led learning with my boys!
I wasn’t surprised at all when my youngest (Xman) called me to come outside to look at “something really cool”. Since it had been raining earlier that day, I pulled on my rain boots and sloshed off to our front yard.
Standing there with a huge grin on his face, Xman was holding a large, squirming earthworm. “Mom, is this the biggest worm you’ve ever seen?!?”
He was SO excited about his discovery. Xman gently placed the worm onto our wet grass and had a blast observing it. He even named the worm – Wallace 🪱
We went inside to tell his brothers about his new friend. I loved watching his face light up as he shared his experiences.
When Xman started asking questions about earthworms, I knew it was time to pull out some of our science books and watch videos. And I was so happy that I had this new earthworm activities pack to use with hime!
If you’d also like to supplement your science curriculum with some fun and interesting learning activities about earthworms, these worksheets are awesome additions.
What’s In This Printable Pack of Earthworm Activities?
Let’s take a look at what’s inside this earthworm activities pack with 8 pages to make it a fun way to learn:
Life Cycle of an Earthworm Activity Poster: This worksheet illustrates the basic four-step lifestyle of an earthworm in black-and-white. Your students can color the activity and use in their binder or as a poster.
Life Cycle of an Earthworm Cut-and-Paste Activity: This printable worksheet is a super fun way for your kids to practice what they’ve learned about the earthworm life cycle. Your students will color and cut out the earthworm life cycle pictures and paste them onto the squares in the proper order.
Earthworm Anatomy Coloring Page (and Poster): This worksheet illustrates the basic four-step lifestyle of an earthworm in black-and-white. Your students can color the activity and use in their binder or as a poster. Includes body segments, head, mouth, clitellum, and tail ends
Earthworm Anatomy Cut-and-Paste Activity: Your students get to practice what they’ve learned about earthworm anatomy with this activity. They will cut out the words and paste them correctly onto the earthworm illustration.
Earthworm Maze: Your students will have fun completing this w-shaped maze with cute worm. Your kids can color the maze when it’s done!
Worm Observation: This printable worksheet provides your students with a place to record their observations about earthworms. This activity includes areas to fill in:
- Worm color
- Worm Length
- Worm Width
- Short or Long
- Slimy or Dry
- Wiggly or Not Wiggly
- I see…
- I hear…
- I smell…
- I feel…
- Draw a picture of your earthworm.
Gummy Worm vs. Earthworm: This printable page is a fun activity for kids. You’ll get to make comparisons between gummy worm candy and a real earthworm.
Your student will draw a “Picture of my gummy worm” and Picture of my earthworm”. Also, your student will use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast gummy worms and earthworms.
Earthworms Word Search: Another printable activity that introduces and provides practice with earthworm vocabulary. You can use these words for spelling fun, too. Oh, and for bonus fun your kids can write the definition of the words on the back of the page!
Creative Ways to Enjoy These Earthworm Worksheets
Read books about earthworms (Lumbricus terrestris) to boost your learning fun theme. If you don’t already have some at home you can search your local library, Amazon, ThriftBooks, or other place you find books.
Watch videos that explain the life cycle of an earthworm (and other interesting facts) with your kids.
Research examples of different types of worms with your kids via the internet or your local library.
As your students work on these worksheets, chat about the activities. What are some things that your kids already knew about worms? What are new things that your kids discovered about earthworms?
Encourage your kids to make their own observations. You can observe real earthworms or artificial worms. And add an interesting fact (or two) to the back of the printable activity. You may want to include things like:
- Soil structure
- Organic matter
- Worm habitats
- Soil surface
- Types of earthworms (like anecic earthworms, epigeic earthworms, and endogeic earthworms)
- Earthworm castings
When these worm activities are completed, add them to your student’s binder or set them aside for your homeschool portfolio.
Make extra copies of these worksheets, especially Worm Observation. You can revisit this activity throughout the year as you are in your yard or enjoying other outdoor activities.
Students interested in earthworm dissection? Go for it! You can either do as hands-on activities or watch a video.
You could make your own compost bin or even have some worm farms.
For more fun with worms, get out your creative supplies! A few materials to try when making your DIY earthworms (like tissue paper worms) include:
- Glitter glue
- Pipe cleaners
- Googly eyes
- Felt pieces
- Pieces of foam sheets
Oh, and if you like have fun with earthworms, you’ll have a blast with our free printable minibeasts scavenger hunt!
Cool Ideas for Learning about Earthworms
Make sure to have a variety of books, sites, and videos available for your kids to explore as you learn about earthworms, like:
Garden Wigglers: Earthworms in Your Backyard (Backyard Bugs)Facts About the Earthworm (A Picture Book For Kids)The Book of the EarthwormWiggling Worms at Work (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)Let’s Look at Earthworms (Lightning Bolt Books ® ― Animal Close-Ups)An Earthworm’s Life (Nature Upclose)It’s a Good Thing There Are Earthworms (Rookie Read-About Science: It’s a Good Thing…)Earthworms: Discover Pictures and Facts About Earthworms For Kids!Worms (First Step Nonfiction ― Animal Life Cycles)
Get Your Free Printable Earthworm Activities Pack for Science Fun
High five! You’re on your way to enjoying fantastic learning fun with your kids using these free science printable activities.
This printable pack includes 8 pages. You’ll receive this PDF file via email.
Want to make extra copies? No problem! Print as many activities as you need to enjoy for personal use, with your homeschool, classroom, co-op, or other special event.
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Wishing you a great time and tons of worm fun with these earthworm printables!