Inch Worm

Inch Worm toy Share your own memories of this toy

This memory was added on: April 28, 1010

It's been over 30 years so i don't remember many details about my inchworm, just that I liked it.

girl riding Inchworm toy


This memory was added on: April 18, 2010

I was a very young wife (age 15) in 1972 with an infant son. I happened to see the Inchworm commercial on tv one day and even though my son was way too young for anything like that, I wanted one for him. Back then I think they were $12.98 and I couldn't afford that much with my husband in the Army making less than $500 a month. Many years later (eons) I found one in a junk shop for $11 and grabbed it. It was in near perfect condition and still making the ratchety sound when moving. My grandson (my son's little boy) finally got to use it when he was old enough.


This memory was added on: March 11, 2010

My son, who is about to be 37, had one. He loved his inchworm so much and would ride it every day. Each day when it was time for his dad to come from work he and I would go outside, he would get on his inchworm and ride down the driveway and down the street a little way to meet his dad. This went on for a long time and the memories are wonderful. I am trying to find the original inchworm for my grandson, who just turned 1, so he can have the same memories that his dad had with his inchworm.


This memory was added on: November 7, 2009

When I was a little kid I was taken to a local store by my parents and as soon as I went inside the store I saw the inchworm. I immediately fell in love with it. I jumped on it and was following my parents through the store and eventually a store employee stopped me and got me off. I asked my parents to buy it and they said "sure later". Later never came. I had forgotten about it until I was taken to a garage sale that had one for sale. I remember it was only 9.00 dollars. I begged my parents for it and they said "sure later". Of course when we were ready to leave I reminded my dad about the inchworm. He told me he would come back and buy it later. I was not going to fall for that trick again and I cried my eyes out and told my dad every cuz word I knew in Spanish. My Dad was surprised that I knew so many bad words that he just laughed at me. To this day he still regrets not buying me one. I keep telling him that at least he didn't spoil me...but I still think about it. It was the coolest thing to a 5 year old.

I saw one on E-bay and it was 45.00 dollars I was tempted to get it just so I could finally be happy in life. ha ha ha I might just buy it and give it to my dad for Christmas. The funny thing is I told my 8&12 year old kids if they wanted one and they laughed at me...saying "we don't want that goofy thing you promised us an I-pod".. What is this world coming to? Many Thanks to the person that created this site and allowing me to vent...


This memory was added on: March 13, 2009

The Inchworm jingle I remember from the early seventies had these lyrics:

Inchworm, you've gotta know
I want you with me everywhere I go
Inchworm, Inchworm, I'm tellin' you true
Inchworm, I love you
Inchworm, I love you

Followed by a female VO:

Ride up and down and up and down
On the Inchworm!

Ken L

This memory was added on: October 26, 2008

.....The Inch Worm was one toy I always wanted, but never got! I have went on line several times over the past several years to look for one to buy, just for the sake of FINALLY having one! My sons are now 10 yrs and 13 yrs; they surely are beyond the "Inch Worm" days! I'm 40 yrs old.......wait! I should buy one for my future grandchildren! (I can't believe I just typed that word!) Anyway, what a warm, cozy feeling that the Inch Worm brings to me when I look at it~Thanks for the memories!


This memory was added on: September 19, 2008

I got it for my birthday and rode it up and down my street for hours at a time. I drove the neighbors crazy because it made that noise when you bounced up and down. Kind of like the baseball card in the spokes of the bicycle wheel noise. I wish I could remember what happened to it. I guess I must have given it away when I graduated to my big wheel which is another whole set of memories.

Childhood was soooo much easier back then.


This memory was added on: August 23, 2008

I loved my inchworm! It was such a fun toy. My parents always tell me stories about having it whenever Christmas comes around and my mom will sing the theme song. She always says "we had to go without groceries for a week to buy that but you really loved it." haha. I am glad to see so many other inchworm lovers out there, thanks for such a great trip down memory lane!


This memory was added on: June 20, 2008

I wish I could remember the jingle. I absolutely loved my inch worm. I got it the same Christmas as I got my earth shoes. I remember riding it while wearing my earth shoes, and how incredibly long it took me to chase my brother on his green pedal car—can’t remember the name. As a hyperactive child, I think my parents actually got it to slow me down. They were right on the mark. It was my first introduction to meditation. Inch. Inch. Inch. Inch worm, I love you…..

Gloria Ives

This memory was added on: March 10, 2008

I loved my inch worm. Oh my goodness. I used to live on my inchworm. And then I couldn’t find it. My older brother tied my inch worm up in rope and filled it with water and buried it in the snow. We lived in maine . Then I found it when the snow melted. He was jealous I guess. Brothers can be mean. He also wrote with magic marker all over my Barbie makeup head.


This memory was added on: February 1, 2008


Nice to see him all cleaned up and brand new. I still have mine. He is in my garage. He's the one thing I have kept all these years. I think I got mine when I was one year old. It was a gift from my late Uncle Steve. My sister and my cousins used it for years. It was kept at my Grand parents house until I grabbed it to use for my own children.


This memory was added on: December 1, 2007

I can't believe it. It's a picture of my childhood buddy. We done everything together. We played in the yard, rode up and down the driveway all day long waiting for the older kids to get home from school. I told him all my secrets and he told me his. He would help me eat my PB&J sandwhich everyday. On the days that it rained, I would have my dad to put him under the porch so that he would not get wet. I really loved him so much.

Then one day, we moved away and we left him under the porch by accident. I cried and cried. After about 7 years my mom drove by the old house and there in the back of the old shed was inch worm. I was so happy to see him. Mom stopped the car and I jumped out and took off running, Mom told me that I couldn't get him because he belonged to someone else now. I didn't care, I took him anyway. I put him in the backseat of the car and told mom that I was ready to go home now. I was about 10 or 11 at this time. I hugged him all the way home.

I am 36 now and for the life of me I can't remember what ever happened to him. I read a few posts back that they came out with them again this year. Guess what I am getting ME for Christmas this year?


This memory was added on: October 23, 2007

Seeing that picture of the Inchworm bought back so many childhood memories. I loved that inchworm. I can still remember looking out the window at him sitting on the lawn and couldn't wait to go out and ride. He was like a best friend. Miss you inchworm!!!!

Carolyn (born 1966)

This memory was added on: October 6, 2007

He's BACK!!! And I just bought one for my nephew, can't wait until he's old enough to ride it (is it sad that I bought this for a kid who's one???). Radio Flyer is now making them.


This memory was added on: May 18, 2007

My mom was the elementary school crossing guard when I was young (I'm guessing about 3 years old). She would walk and I would ride my inchworm to the intersection every afternoon. She put a long leash around his neck and then hooked the other end of the leash to the street sign where she would stand. I would ride one way on the sidewalk till I ran out of leash, turn around and repeat the other direction over and over again. She loves to tell the story and I have a picture somewhere of myself on the inchworm. Would love to have one for my son.


This memory was added on: April 23, 2007

Oh my! I can't believe I'm seeing this. This was the earliest toy that I can remember. Oh how I miss spending the hours playing in my backyard with inch worm!

jamie naragon

This memory was added on: April 21, 2007

I can't believe I'm looking at an inchworm! I used to ride this thing around inside and outside the house! I wish I had kids so I could have an excuse to buy one!


This memory was added on: April 12, 2007

He is so cute. The commercial really suckered me in when I was little. I begged for one and got it for Christmas when I was 3 or 4. But I was scared to death of the creaking it made when you sat on it so I never did! I know my mom and dad were not happy since money was really tight. It was probably my only gift that year! I was a little disappointed that I didn't have a cool song to ride to either. But for some reason it's in the background of a lot of pics so I probably drug it around and talked to it! They are cute! They should bring Inchy back (without that noise or at least play the noise on the commercial)!


This memory was added on: April 12, 2007

INCH WORM.... how I miss you... I have been searching for one for my daughter and was just able to purchase at an on-line toy store... What great memories...


This memory was added on: April 6, 2007

Inch Worm Inch Worm I Love you!!!!!

Rhonda Smith

This memory was added on: April 5, 2007

This was my favorite toy as a child. I was heart-broken when I couldn't obtain one for my child. Inch Worm provided me with hours of fun!


This memory was added on: March 13, 2007

My children loved this toy and we have been searching for one for their children. Great news...Hasbro is bringing it back Fall of 2007 with a newer look. (Don't buy them all...I will need at least 3 myself ) !!


This memory was added on: February 6, 2007

I can't believe I found this site. I have been looking for an inchworm for the past three years. Oh Inchworm, why have you forsaken me?


This memory was added on: January 19, 2007

i had one as a little girl and would like to have one again for my child. do you know where i could purchase one? my 916-955-4993 please call and let me know. thanks sincerely, darla


This memory was added on: January 11, 2007

One of my dubious talents is a freakish memory for commercial jungles.

Inch Worm You gotta know Want you with me Everywhere I go Inch Worm, Inch Worm I'm telling you true Inch Worm, I love you! Inch Worm I love you, Inch Worm!


This memory was added on: December 29, 2006

This is something I have wished for every day/Xmas year as a child and appearantly it was not in my parents budget. I am 40 now and still have deep depression for not ever receiveing one. My husband said he had seached everywhere for one this Xmas and was unsuccessful. What a absolute joy that would have been. Anyone know where I can purchase one? P.S. the only part of the jingle I remember is "inch worm; inch worm; me & my inch worm"


This memory was added on: December 23, 2006

I just saw one of these the other day! Someone in my neighborhood kept theirs and now their children are enjoying it!! It bought such good memories of my childhood with my sister. My daughter is even asking for one now!!


This memory was added on: December 18, 2006

Me & my brother both had one, hours of fun with em.


This memory was added on: December 8, 2006

Ah..when I saw this, it immediately took me back to the 60s...I don't think I had one..but someone did, because I remember how cute it was, and how uncomfortable the seat was.


This memory was added on: December 2, 2006

It was a near tragedy that I have yet to overcome emotionally. I was riding my inchworm with Fred Flintstone glass in hand. I reached a dangerous speed that no child should attain, even under safer conditions. The front wheels of wormy got caught in the tile and over his head I flew. First the glass hit the floor and shattered, then my face, and the rest of me soon followed, and all turned black and blue. I still have a scar on my nose - not to be confused with a hose. Wormy was ok.


This memory was added on: November 29, 2006

When my brother was still in diapers, I tied his Inchworm to my brand new hot pink banana seat bike with a jumprope. Then I pulled him to the end of the driveway and started down the big hill. My brother soon passed me and we both wiped out! He scraped up his little feet pretty good and I was in BIG trouble!