A Treat for Bookworms

I've written about back to school time here at my blog.  I'll say it again, "I LOVE BACK TO SCHOOL TIME!"   I always have.

Only one of my own "kids" will be going back to school this year--her senior year of college!  How can that be?!  She'll be in an apartment this year with her friends, and I'm excited for her. She's a little sad, too, because this will be her last year.  She won't miss the schoolwork, but she will miss the fun of living with her friends, late night snack runs, and walks in the woods behind the dorms. Transitions are so bittersweet.  (For kids and their moms.)

As many of you know, I'm a reading tutor.  I love to read, and I love to encourage kids to read.  

Fun bookworm treat for back to school~anartfulmom.com

This little treat isn't my original idea, and I've seen many teachers do this. I instantly fell in love with the idea, and my students love these!  (Reading and candy--two of my favorite things...)

This one is pretty plain.  With more time, I would stamp something cute on the cardstock, or at least handletter it.  BUT, kids will enjoy this, no matter how plain the presentation.  (After all, gummy worms are pretty decorative all by themselves, right?  And, more importantly, pretty sweet!)

All you need is some gummy worms, a plastic zipper bag (I used a snack size bag), some cardstock, and a stapler.  

Fill your bag with gummy worms.  Trader Joe's has some that aren't artificially colored.

Print, hand write, or stamp your message on the cardstock.

Fold the cardstock and staple to the bag.  

Little things like this make the days more fun, agreed?

16 comments

  1. Simple and perfect! Every kid or college kid (not quite adults, right??) loves gummy candy. I used to love to nibble it while studying.

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    1. I'm a gummy fan, so I enjoy nibbling these too!

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  2. That is adorable! Might make my son was to take a bit longer with that book - I love it! :) #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Thanks Jamie! I was always looking for incentives to help my son read longer too!

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  3. This is such a cute idea! My kids would read anything for a bag of gummy worms. :) I will have to use this idea with my child's class this year. I love to go in and read to them.
    Happy to be cohosting the #HomeMattersParty with you this week!

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    1. Thanks Nicole! I miss volunteering in my kids' classrooms. Enjoy! I'm happy to be cohosting with you too!

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  4. What a cute and easy idea. Love having you as a cohost on #homemattersparty

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    1. Thanks Melissa--I love being a cohost!

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  5. Such a cute idea, Pam. Love it. My mom should have tried this trick with me to make me read more books.:P #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Haha, yes, some kids need a little more nudging to read. (My son was like that!)

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  6. This is such a great idea. Maybe it will help encourage my youngest son to want to read more. I'm a huge book worm. I've finally got my oldest son hooked on books, but I need to get him there.

    Thank you for sharing this with us on the #HomeMattersParty.

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    1. My daughter and I are voracious readers, but I really had to motivate my son to read! He is now 25, and he loves to read about his interests, but mostly online, rarely in books!

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  7. Such a cute treat! Love this idea! Thanks for co-hosting! #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Thanks Michelle! I fell in love with the idea when I saw it.

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  8. I really love this! I love reading. It was one of my favorite things to do as a child and young adult and even now as a 30 yr old. I will be pinning to make this for my kids. Thanks for the tip--I'm going to go to Trader Joes. I just love shopping there anyway!

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    1. Thanks for pinning! Have fun with it.

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