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Zorgamazoo November 13, 2010

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Each year I read the California Young Reader Medal books with my tween book club.  For the first of the three books for this year, the tweens chose to read Zorgamazoo by Robert Paul Weston.  This book is written in verse, so for the activity the tweens will be writing poetry using magnetic poetry words.   I am excited to see what they come up with.




A How to Eat Fried Worms Activities November 12, 2010

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These games could accompany a film showing or book discussion for How to Eat Fried Worms


Free the Frozen Gummy Worm

   Freeze gummy worms in an ice-cube tray.  Give each tween a gummy worm ice-cube and the first tween to melt his or her ice-cube and free the worm(s) wins.  The difficulty level rises with the fewer gummy worms placed in the ice-cube tray. 





Gummy Worm Transfer

  Give each tween two paper plates.  Leave one paper plate empty and place a number of gummy worms on the other.  The tweens must transfer the contents of one paper plate to the other, one gummy worm at a time, using just their mouths.  When the time is up, whoever has moved the least amount of gummy worms is out.  With each round, the time limit is reduced.



 Hunting for Buried Worms

Prepare a “dirt” mixture of crumbled brownies or crushed Oreos mixed with a small amount of chocolate pudding.  The difficulty level rises with a higher amount of pudding added to “dirt” mix.  Place the mixture in separate cups or bowls, and mix in gummy worms.  Give each tween a bowl or cup of “worms in dirt” and a plastic spoon.  With their hands behind their backs, each tween must try to unearth all of their gummy worms first.








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