Having kids is one of the best things in the world. Any parent knows that kids are always into the most disgusting things ever and that often includes worms. Kids always have a fascination with worms for some reason so why not do something really fun with them they will have a great time doing? You may not feel like going outside and playing with worms with your kids but you can do something they will love just as much and that is set up a kids worm farm.
It does not take a lot of time or effort to get it going so you do not have to worry about that. There are only a few easy steps you will need to take and you will have your kids worm farm up and running. Get the kids to help you out and they will really enjoy doing their part. So the first step you will need to take is to prepare the containers you will uses for the worm farm.
The containers for your worm farm should be appropriately sized depending on how many worms you plan to put in them. It is best to keep the holes drilled in evenly especially in the bottom to ensure proper drainage. You will then need to work on preparing the bedding for the worms which should consist of a variety of materials. They do not like light so make sure there is lots of material used, anything from cardboard to dried leaves.
Garden soil will also need to be used, especially if you want to be able to take compost from your worm farms and use in your gardens and flowerbeds. Once you have all your containers prepped and ready to go, you can put in the worms and that is when the real fun begins. The kids will have so much fun putting the worms in the different containers and watching them squiggle around. You may even want to let the kids give them each names as they put them in just for an extra bit of fun, even though you are obviously going to get them mixed up and forget soon after.
To ensure the worms in your kids worm farm stay healthy, set up a schedule so you can keep track of feedings. Pretty much any garbage they will eat, as they suck on moist and rotting waste. Your kids are going to love feeding the worms and will feel like they are their little pets. You can actually start up a worm farm with your kids as a way of teaching them responsibility and building them up to getting a larger pet like a cat or dog.