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How To Eat Fried Worms

For those of you who do not know, I work in the after-school care department of a private school. My class consists of three and four-year-olds. For the last several weeks, I have been reading them a book that my mother read to her class when she taught me in third grade. It’s called How to Eat Fried Worms. Basically, it’s a book about four boys who make a bet that one of them cannot eat fifteen worms, one everyday for fifteen days.Let me take this moment to brag on my children:

This book is way too old for them and there are so many words in there that they have never heard. To make sure that my children are keeping up with the story, I try to change the hard words to simpler words and explain what has happened as I read. The next time we pick up the book, I quiz them over the past few chapters. These amazing babies answer almost every single one of my questions in detail!! They remember EVERYTHING! It’s incredible.

So, to reward them for their excellent listening skills and to shake up the schedule a little bit, I fixed a huge bowl of chocolate pudding last night. This morning, I put some crumbled up Oreo cookies on top and then placed a bazillion big huge gummy worms on top. Today for snack, we are going to feast on dirt, mud, and worms!! I can’t wait! And neither can they (I haven’t told them what their book-related surprise is yet).

Sidenote: This snack is dirt cheap (pardon the pun). You can buy three boxes of instant pudding (the six-serving size), two bags of large gummy worms (one bag is plenty), and a bag of oreo cookies for ten dollars. Of course, you also need nine cups of milk to make this snack so be sure you have a half-gallon of milk lying around the house. These ingredients make twenty servings of delicious chocolately gummy snack.

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