waaaaaaay back in 2008, i wrote a blog post about some worm races that we held at our library.Â this year’s summer library theme is “dig into reading” and my worm race post has been getting a lot of hits lately, so i thought i’d update it with the promised instructions for paper worm races.Â i haven’t done this at work recently, but i tried it out with the happy toddler to make sure it worked and we took pictures of that.
–pennies (two per worm)
–crayons, markers or something to decorate your worm (optional)
–drinking straw (not pictured above, but necessary for the “racing” portion of this project)
step 4:Â fold the ends of the worm so that the middle curves up (see below).Â step 5:Â race the worms by blowing air on the front of the worm and then the back of the worm through your straw.Â unless you have a very narrow table across which to race your worms, only two racers recommended at a time.