Are you teaching about gardening, composting, earthworms, or the habitat of meadows or prairies? Our Worm and Dirt Cupcakes are a fun treat to add to the lesson plan.
Worm and Dirt Cupcakes aren’t actually made out of worms and dirt. In this recipe, you can use crushed oreo cookies and gummy worms along with a premade cake mix to create a surprise addition to your lesson. Find the recipe here or take a quick look at the end of the post.
These cupcakes were inspired by the book, The Prairie That Nature Built, which use cumulative verse and vivid illustrations to bring a prairie ecosystem to life.
If you’re looking for an indoor lesson on this habitat, The Prairie That Nature Built will captivate a classroom full of children, while imparting an understanding of soil cycles, food chains, interdependence, and the plants and animals of this ecosystem.
You can use the accompanying free lesson plan to build off the book: Who Am I and Where Do I Live? This activity has kids create a simple mural of the prairie and identify relationships between the plants and animals who live there. At the end of the lesson, there’s a chance to play a game of freeze tag based on what the kids have just learned.
The Prairie That Nature Built is 40% off for the month of April, in celebration of our 40th anniversary!