Who’s ready to go back to school?

Whether you’ll be in person, online, or both, you’ll definitely be reading some really good books this year. Let’s celebrate all of the great books you’ll be reading by making our own bookworms!

Make a Bookworm with Us!

What You’ll Need

  • Green Construction Paper
  • Red Construction Paper
  • Brown Construction Paper
  • Construction Paper in any other color(s) you’d like
  • A Pipe Cleaner
  • Crayons
  • Safety Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tape

This project requires cutting. If you do not have safety scissors, make sure a grownup is helping you cut! 

What To Do

  1. Draw five (5) circles in varying sizes on your green paper.
  2. Cut out all five circles.
    If you do not have safety scissors, make sure a grownup helps you!
  3. Draw the book cover and what you want to place on it.
    We picked an apple – so we made a circle, a leaf, and a stem
  4. Cut out your book pieces.
    If you do not have safety scissors, make sure a grownup helps you!
  5. Glue the item you created to the cover of your book!
  6. Glue your green circles together to create your worm’s body!
  7. Draw your worm’s eyes, smile, and glasses on its head.
  8. Glue your book to your bookworm!
  9. Cut your pipe cleaner in half and curl them.
    If you do not have safety scissors, make sure a grownup helps you!
  10. Tape them to the back of your bookworm’s head.

And now you have your Bookworm!

Show us your Bookworm on Instagram @nycchildrenstheater or email a picture to creativeclubhouse@nycchildrenstheater.org.

Check back next week for another back to school craft! Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to never miss a craft!

If you enjoyed this activity, please consider making a donation to New York City Children’s Theater.

Your gift will enable us to continue the critical work we are doing right now and enable us to continue planning for the future.

Explore What’s Happening in NYCCT’s Creative Clubhouse! 

NYCCT's Creative Clubhouse features four kids playing outside of their treehouse!

The King of Kindergarten

Today's book recommendation, The King of Kindergarten, celebrates the excitement of the first day of school! Watch a read aloud of the story and then write a story of your own!

DIY Craft | Make a Bookworm with Us!

We're getting ready to go back to school with themed crafts! Join us today to create a bookworm, perfect for any young reader!

Back to School Scavenger Hunt!

Whether you're going to school in person, online, or both this year, get ready to go back by going on a scavenger hunt!

Exploring Emotions with Bekah | Dancing in the Wings

Bekah is back to explore the book Dancing in the Wings! Join Bekah for a warm up, read aloud, and dancing all while learning to be proud of who you are and that being yourself is enough

Caitlyn is a treasure.

"Caitlyn is a treasure. She inspires and connects with children on zoom in a way that many have not reached my kid in person."

Creative Clubhouse Shows: Meet Hit the Lights! Theatre Co.

Meet the team behind Taste the Clouds and our Storytime with Buddy series and make a shadow puppet of your own!

So fun!

"This class was a mix of everything: music, movement, listening, learning, creativity, peacefulness. Miss Caitlyn was very engaging and my son paid very close attention. I loved that the class asked them to be creative and use their imagination!"

Songwriting with Brian: Let’s Write a Song Together!

NYCCT Teaching Artist Brian is going to write a song based on the book Grumpy Monkey - and he needs your help! Watch episode 4 of Songwriting with Brian: Let's Write a Song Together!

DIY Craft | Make an Egg Carton Whale with Us!

We're wrapping up our under the sea crafts with the biggest animal yet: a whale! Make an egg carton whale with us and then read some fun facts about whales!