Apples and Worms is a colorful and fun reading and spelling activity. The apples contain vowels, and the worm segments contain consonants. After cutting out the pieces, worms can be arranged into words (with blank segments where vowels should go). Students must figure out which apple, or apples the worm can eat to form a word (see sample images for an example).
How many different words can be formed by the worms eating different apples? Longer worms with multiple vowels can be formed and eat multiple apples. There are a number of similar spelling and reading games that can be played with these pieces. Memory matching games could also be played with the segments.