Superworm by Julia Donaldson is one of our favourite kids books and while we were reading it the other night I suddenly realised that it would be super easy to do some sensory play along side it. As well as playing with it my three year old daughter really enjoyed helping me set this Superworm sensory play up and we had a good time reading along with the book and acting it out too!
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You will need
Large tub or tuff spot
Letter cookie cutters
Superworm sensory play
To start with you will need a large box or tuff spot – mine is actually the box we keep our shoes in! Fill the bottom of your box with soil, we used some from our compost bin but if you don’t have enough in your garden you could buy a bag of compost to use.
Next add some of the items that are mentioned in the book – we were creating the bit where Superworm is forced to search underground by Wizard Lizard and managed to find some buttons and a plastic fork but totally failed on a wine cork and a toffee wrapper. We also added some silicone cake cases to play with and while we read the story my daughter decided it was imperative that we found a flower just like the one that Wizard Lizard uses to put Superworm under his power.
Of course it’s perfectly acceptable to just play with this (we made some awesome mud pies too) but if you do want to sneak some more education into it then using the letter cookie cutters helps with letter identification and you can also practice mark making or writing letters in the soil. You can also count the number of buttons that you can find or put them in order of biggest to smallest.
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