At Hidden Villa, we compost to make healthy soil. Composting is when you take the parts of plants you don’t eat, like banana peels and apple cores or just weeds, and put them in a big bin. The creatures living in the bin, such as worms and bacteria, break down the food scraps into soil!
Now that you have watched the video Dig Into Compost, you are ready to answer the questions below. Some of these questions have more than one answer!
1. Was Eve right when they said that Dani was touching poop? Why or why not?
2. What does Wiggles the worm do?
3. What do we make our compost out of?
4. Besides Wiggles and family, what other decomposers could you find in compost?
• You can think about compost as nature’s way of recycling. All of the plant parts that don’t get used or eaten go into the compost bin, not the garbage can. The compost also creates a home for organisms like Wiggles the worm, who munch on the compost and poop out soil that can be used to grow plants. Then, when those new plants are ready to be eaten, the parts that aren’t used or eaten go back into the compost and are turned back into soil! This keeps happening over and over again. It is a cycle!
• Learn more about composting from Peppa the Pig: https://youtu.be/8PElbErayZg
A. Check out this fun song about farmers planting seeds! Can you learn and perform this song for someone at home? Creating dance moves to go along with it would be fun! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRhGOdqWIIo
B. Draw Wiggles the worm! Remember wiggles likes to “munch, munch, munch… wiggle, wiggle, wiggle… poop, poop, poop”!
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