FoodPrints Curriculum

Worms in the Garden


Soil Health

Standards Alignment:

DC Early Learning Standards

Grade Level:



Winter / December


The purpose of this lesson is to introduce students to the role of worms in the garden. Students will observe worms in the garden and classroom and learn about the important role they play in keeping soil healthy. They will also work on observational drawings of worms’ unique body structure.

Big Idea

Worms have an important job in the garden.

Guiding Questions

  • How are worms helpful in the garden?​
  • How can we protect worms in the garden?

Instructional video geared for students to support teaching this lesson