Afterwards, we thought it might be fun to add some worms to our garden. Ewww...
We picked up a $3.86 styrofoam container of fresh, juicy worms in the fishing department of Walmart. The responsibility for the cup o' worms was divided accordingly - Noah was the official cup carrier for the car ride home, and Zachary was in charge of removing the lid when we got to the garden. Both kids were super excited and slightly horrified at the prospect of releasing the worms.
At first, they were too squeamish and had Nate place them in the cup or on the lid so they could drop them without touching them:
Eventually, the "inner boy" inside each of them came out, and soon, they were picking them up, naming them, and moving them around the garden.
We definitely got our money's worth on that little investment. They played with those poor worms for quite some time. In fact, later, when I was in another part of the yard pulling weeds, I could overhear Nate telling them in a frustrated voice,
"Put those worms DOWN!!"