Superworm is super-long. Superworm is super-strong. Watch him wiggle! See him squirm! Hip, hip, hooray for SUPERWORM!
Last year, the Forestry Commission organised The Gruffalo Trail at several of their sites across the UK – and it was a blazing success – over one million people enjoyed them. There wasn’t a week that went by where I didn’t see bloggers and their little ones excitedly following the tracks to discover various different wooden sculptures of the loveable creature, so popular with kids and adults alike.
So I was pleased to recently discover that this year, continuing with bringing Julia Donaldson and Alex Scheffler’s stories to life, it’s the turn of the Superworm. Superworm tells the story of how a superhero worm and his mini-beast friends defeat the villainous Wizard Lizard.
From next week – 13 March 2015 – until the end of October, families can enjoy Superworm activity trails at around 20 selected sites. Each activity trail will include up to 10 stops, where visitors will discover a panel containing activities and questions inspiring them to use the Superworm story and its characters to think about the woods around them. The activities will encourage children to use their ‘superhero’ senses and powers of discovery and creativity; from discovering the touch and smell of the forest to becoming nature detectives. Meanwhile, special packs including a sticker sheet, activity leaflet, string to make your own Superworm and a limited edition Superworm mini-book, will also be available to purchase.
If you didn’t get to do The Gruffalo Trail last year, I urge you to try and make one of the Trails below. It’s not only an educational day out, but lots of fun.
I, for one, cannot wait to enjoy this new forest adventure.
Yorkshire and Humber
High Lodge Thetford Forest, Norfolk
Superworm text copyright © Julia Donaldson 2012. Superworm illustration copyright © Axel Scheffler 2012.