Oreo Dirt Cups with Gummy Worms With Free Printables
Learning about worms is awesome. They do so much greatness for our planet. I think they are grossly underrated by many so hopefully this post and these fun activities will shed some love on these amazing creatures. It is always fun to create something yummy to snack on while learning. So, whether you are teaching kids about gardening, natural resources or celebrating Earth Day – or even creating a fun kid afterschool snack – these Oreo Dirt Cups with Gummy Worms are a great idea.
Ingredients and Supplies Needed
- Chocolate Pudding (COULD use Ice Cream)
- Crushed Oreos (Did you know there are GLUTEN FREE ones now too!)
- Gummy Worms
- Optional Candy Rocks
- Optional Green Dyed Coconut for Grass
- One Clear Cup Per Serving
- FREE Printable Tags Taped to Paper Straws
Fill a cup with chocolate pudding, about 3/4 of the way to to the top. This is your mud. It is optional to use the premade pudding cups and save a ton of time if you are working with a classroom or large group of kids.
Crush Oreo cookies by putting them in a bag and smashing them around. KIDS LOVE THIS. Add a handful of CRUSHED Oreo cookies on top of the pudding. This step really makes the Oreo Dirt Cups with Gummy Worms start to come to life.
Next, Add a few gummy worms by sticking them down in the “dirt”
Then, Add the printable tag (taped to a paper straw) to create a teachable moment.
Add CANDY ROCKS and/or food coloring dyed coconut for foliage.
Best Dirt Song – Dirt Made My Lunch
If you don’t know this already, I suggest you give it a listen. It is a WINNER.
Why Does Planet Earth Need Worms?
Did you know that worms help increase the amounts of water and air that get into the soil below our feet. They naturally break down organic matters like leaves that plants can then use to help them grow. Their poop (also know as worm casting) acts like a fertilizer for the soil. If you think about it – a work is like a free helper in the garden.
Ten Worm Fun Facts
Worms are surprisingly interesting! There is so much to them but for little kids, these are great facts.
- Worms breathe through their skin.
- Worms that come out at night are called nightcrawlers.
- Worms are commonly food for birds and small animals.
- Worms make tunnels in the ground for roots to follow.
- Worms are sensitive to the sun.
- Worms have tiny hairs.
- Worms have multiple hearts.
- Worms have no bones.
- Worms are cold blooded.
- Worms don’t drown.
FREE WORM Printables That Go With Oreo Dirt Cups with Gummy Worms
Here you go. This is just what you didn’t know that you needed – worm fun! Download it free and have a blast.
Best Ways to Use Free Printables
You might have seen this list from me before but I think it is worth sharing over and over. Sometimes the people in the back need to hear things a few times, right? There are so many great ways to use free printables. Here are some of my favorites.
- Print them and mail in an envelope with a stamp. Snail mail rocks.
- Batch some up to make an activity book. This is great for a road trip!
- Print and use at a place setting on the table to create a conversation starter.
- Add them to goody bags. By the way, goody bags are not just for birthday parties.
- Package them up with your favorite markers and crayons to give as a gift.
- Drop a few off at the local coffee shop with fun pencils to spread some happy.
- Cut them up to make cards, gift wrap and decorations. The tags are so cute in the Oreo Dirt Cups with Gummy Worms.
BEST Tools For Working With Free Printables
These are my favorite tools and art supplies to use with free printables and why I love them too.
- Printer – This Laser Printer is inexpensive and works like a charm. It even works with Alexa. Bonus!
- Scissors – Lots of printables can be cut up to create decorations and cards and things like that.
- Markers and Crayons – All thing ooly work the best for me. I LOVE all of their markers, pencils and crayons.
- Colored Pencils – For adult coloring, PRISM makes the colored pencils that I love to use most.
- Twine – For creating banners and garlands from printables, I love this twine best.
- Adhesive – Lots of printables have pieces that get cut out and put together. This is my fave tape runner!
Too busy to make this right away?! Pin it for later! Pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.
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