The Right Way to Eat Worms

Worms live in the mud, squirm around without bones, and basically eat dirt (well, not really — they eat dead plant pieces IN the dirt). A worm sure doesn’t sound like something WE would eat. So how weird is it that we candy shaped like worms? To top it off, the world’s largest gummy worm is about 3 feet long and weighs more than 3 pounds! So gross. But we’d still rather eat that worm than a real one.

Wee ones: If you have 4 red gummy worms and 5 yellow gummy worms, of which color do you have fewer? Hold up your fingers to count if it helps!

Little kids: If you put 5 gummy worms on the table, which worm is exactly in the middle?  Bonus: If you have 3 colors of worms and eat 3 of each color, how many worms do you eat?

Big kids: If you dive into a bag of 80 gummy worms and eat just 1, how many are left?  Bonus: If you stood that 3-foot gummy worm on end, would it be taller or shorter than you, and by how many inches?   (Reminder: a foot equals 12 inches.)

Wee ones: You have fewer red worms.

Little kids: The 3rd worm.  Bonus: 9 worms.

Big kids: 79 worms.  Bonus: Different for everyone…subtract 36 from your height in inches, or subtract your height from 36 if it’s taller than you!

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