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Loose Parts Nature Play

May 31, 2023

Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College


International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education

Natural Start Alliance



An Earthworm’s Life by John Himmelman


Carl and the Meaning of Life by Deborah Freedman


Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth by Mary McKenna Siddals


Darwin’s Super-Pooping Worm Spectacular by Polly Owen


Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin


Hello, Garden Bugs: A High Contrast Book by duopress labs


How to Say Hello to a Worm: A First Guide to Outside by Kari Percival


The Worm: The Disgusting Critters Series by Elise Gravel


This is a Book to Read with a Worm by Jodi Wheeler-Toppen


We Dig Worms by Kevin McClosky


Wiggling Worms at Work by Wendy Pfeffer


Worm Weather by Jean Taft


Yucky Worms by Vivian French


The Worm Project by Illinois Early Learning Project


The Worms are Dancing by Alissa Lange, Lynn Lodien, and Anna Lowe in Science & Children


Growing Up Wild—Wriggling Worms by Project Wild


Earthworm Digging Activity for Kids by Tinkergarten


The Adventures of Herman by University of Illinois Extension


Invasive Worms—Asian Jumping Worm


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