Superworm by Julia Donaldson is a favourite in this house! Superworm is definitely super, saving baby toads, providing entertainment for bees and saving a drowning beetle! Unfortunately there is a wizard lizard who make Superworm look for treasure, lucky Superworm’s friends “hatch a cunning plan” to save him!
It is a great story full of everything you would expect from a Julia Donaldson story and of course great simple rhyme which makes it a pleasure to read and children love joining it! Alex Scheffler’s illustration are as always fantastic!
Superworm has inspired us to get creative!
Superworm underground! (Idea taken from here)
Need: card board (we used a piece of an old cardboard box), masking tape, brown tape, felt-tip pens.
The first thing we did was stick pieces of masking tape on the card to form where the tunnels will be. Then we painted over the whole card with brown paint. Once the paint was dry we peeled off the tape and to reveal the tunnels. Finally the children drew Superworm and other minibeasts in the tunnels.
Need: wire (bendable), beads, pens that write on beads (e.g. Sharpies).
Very simple- thread beads onto the wire, bend the wire around first and last bead to secure. We also drew a face on first bead. The children playing with their Superworm!
Bottle lid bugs (idea taken from Red Ted Art)
Need: milk bottle including lid, scissors, googly eyes, glue, pens that write on plastic (such as sharpies).
First cut out wing shapes out of the side of the milk bottle. Children then decorate the wings with permanent pens. Next attach wings to milk lid and finally add googly eyes!
Check out Superworm trail in various places across the UK. We did it when it was the Gruffalo, it was great fun! Lovely day out!
Happy reading and creating! xxx