Not for the squirmish, but if you want to expose your child to the wonderment of nature, this is a super easy kid’s science project. Dig in and create a worm farm!
Dig up some earthworms.
Fill the container with loose layers of soil and sand, beginning with soil and alternating the layers.
Make the soil layers about 4x the size of the sand layers.
Also make sure the top layer is soil. 4 or 5 layers should be enough.
Drop some small bits of vegetables and leaves on top, and then put the worms in.
Add a lid of some sort, making sure it has air holes.
Put the newly created worm farm in a cool dark place for a few days.
The worms will tunnel down through the layers, and the kids can see just how good they are at churning up the soil.
It will be fun for them to see all the tunnels the worms make and how creative they are in making them.
Please remember to let the worms go when the kids have finished with them.