A Resource For Early Childhood Educators

Worm Finger Play

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Finger Plays and Songs


By Jackie Silberg

Worms, worms,

Worms crawling on the ground.

Worms, worms,

Worms crawling all around.

Fat worms, thin worms,

Wiggling, wiggling.

Short worms, long worms,

Squiggling, squiggling.

Worms, worms,

Worms crawling in the ground.

Worms, worms,

Worms crawling all around.

If I was a wiggle, wiggle worm

I would wiggle like this!  [Wiggle like a worm]


From Nature Boxes for Early Childhood Educators, Debbi Williams, Story County Conservation Board


Story County Conservation
56461 180th St.
Ames, IA 50010
www.storycounty.com  go to “Conservation and Parks”



Multiple Intelligences


(reading, talking)


Gross motor or kinesthetic development (moving, running, moving your body, jumping)

Small motor or tactual development (blocks, puzzles, sensory)


(songs, patterns, sound)


(understanding of the physical world, nature)



Nature Picks of the Season

Background information Insects

Background information Insects

Educational Resources

Finger Paints

Finger Paints