Snail Crafts and Leaning ActivitiesSnail Crafts and Activities
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How to Make Crafts and Activities Relating to Snails Including: Paper Plate Snail Craft, Printable Snail Game Boards, Colorful Snail Activity Sheet, 3D Snail Picture, Paper Bowl Snail Picture, Sock Snail, Snail Trail Activity Sheet , "Snail Reads Her Mail" Printable Itty Bitty Book - Reading -ail words, and Books About Snails

 

Paper Plate Snail Craft for Kids

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What you will need:

Dinner-sized Paper Plate

Two Lunch-sized Paper Plates

Glue

Water Color Paint

Markers

 

 

How to Make the Paper Plate Snail Craft:

1. Fold the dinner-sized paper plate in half, bottom-to-bottom.

2. Draw the bottom of the snail shape on the end of the folded paper plate and then cut it out. You will have two shapes that are opposite each other. (A Pattern is available to members.)

3. Glue the two shapes together at the top of the head and the back of the snail. The bottom of the snail will have a one-inch gap. This will allow the snail to stand up and rock back and forth.

4. Glue a lunch-sized paper plate to the front of the snail covering about 1/2" of the plate so that the bottom of the paper plate is facing front. Glue another lunch-sized paper plate to the back of the snail, top-to-top, matching up the sides.

5. Paint the paper plate snail with water color paints or color it with crayons.

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Paper Plate Snail Craft with Writing Sheet

This is a great activity to use when you are studying snails. Have your children make the paper plate snails and write facts about snails on the writing sheets. You can also use this craft as a creative writing activity and have them write a story about snails.

Paper Plate Snail Craft and Writing from Sheet from www.danielllesplace.com What you will need:

Dinner-sized Paper Plate

Two Lunch-sized Paper Plates

Glue

Water Color Paint

Markers

Hole Punch

Brass Brad

How to Make the Paper Plate Snail Craft:

1. Follow the directions to the Paper Plate Snail above except instead of gluing the shell paper plates together punch a hole in the top of the plates so they can be connected with a brass brad.

2. Draw 5 1/2" circles on white paper and draw lines, make copies, and cut out the shapes. (Patterns for the Writing Sheets are available to members.)

3. Attach the writing sheets and lunch-sized paper plate to the back paper plate with a brad.

4. Paint the paper plate snail with water color paints or color it with crayons.

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Snail Mail Paper Plate Craft with Writing Activity

This is a great for children to practice their writing skills. They will enjoy writing letters and using their snail to deliver their snail mail in the mail pouch.

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What you will need:

Dinner-sized Paper Plate

Two Lunch-sized Paper Plates

Glue

Water Color Paint

Markers

 

 

How to Make the Paper Plate Snail Craft:

1. Use the directions above to make the Snail Paper Plate Craft except cut the front paper plate in half and glue one half to the bottom of the facing paper plate to make a pouch.

2. Draw a 3 1/2" circle and cut it in half. Write "Snail Mail" on the half circle and glue it to the front of the paper plate pouch. (A Pattern for the "Snail Mail" Label is available to members.)

3. Glue the two shapes together at the top of the head and the back of the snail. The bottom of the snail will have a one-inch gap. This will allow the snail to stand up and rock back and forth.

4. Glue a lunch-sized paper plate to the back of the snail covering about 1/2" of the plate so that the top (eating surface) of the paper plate is facing the front. Attach the writing sheets and another lunch-sized paper plate to the first lunch-sized paper plate with a brad.

5. Paint the paper plate snail with water color paints or color it with crayons.

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Rainbow Snail Paper Plate Craft

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What you will need:

Dinner-sized Paper Plate

One Lunch-sized Paper Plate

Glue

Water Color Paint or Crayons in the Colors of the Rainbow

Markers

Paper

Brass Brad

 

How to Make the Paper Plate Snail Craft:

1. Use the directions above to make the Snail Paper Plate Craft except glue one lunch-sized paper plate to the front of the snail's body so that the back of the paper plate is facing forward.

2. Draw nine - 3 1/2" circles for each craft. Have your children color or paint each circle one of the colors of the rainbow, and paint another circle for the title.

3. Place all the circles together and punch a hole at the top of them. Place a brass brad through the holes.

4. Spread the circles out so that they are all evenly visible and write the words of each color on the circles and a title on the title circle. (Patterns for the Named Color Circles are available to members.)

4. Punch a hole in the middle of the lunch-sized paper plate and attach the circles with the brad.

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Snail Board Game

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This game board can be used to review facts about snails. Children can make up questions and write them on cards. They can make up their own rules to play the game. The Pattern for this game board is available to members.

 

Snail Game Board Printable

Lucky Number Snail Printable Board Game from www.daniellesplace.comUse this printable to help children review their numbers and number facts.

If you have younger children write different numbers on the snail print out. Write some numbers on cards and place them in a bag. Pull one number out at a time and call out the number. If a child has that number on his printout, he should color the number circle on his print out. The child who colors in all the circles first wins.

If you have older children have them write numbers on the circles. Call out math facts and if a child has the answer to the math fact on his printable, he should color the circle on the snail. The child who colors in all the circles first wins.

The Printable Pattern for this craft are available to members.

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Colorful Snail Activity Sheet

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What you will need:

Printer paper

Crayons

Glue

Decorative items such as sequins, glitter, buttons, and stickers

 

How to Make:

1. Print out the Pattern and make copies.

2. Color the snail picture and then glue on decorative items such as buttons, sequins, stickers, and yarn.

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3D Snail Picture

printable 3D snail craft from www.daniellesplace.comThis craft is a little difficult for young children, but the snail would look great on a bulletin board display.

What you will need:

Printer Paper

Scissors

Glue

Crayons

 

How to make the 3D Snail Picture:

1. Print out the Picture of the Snail and the Snail Shell Pattern. Cut out the snail shell so that it looks like a snake.

2. Color the snail pictures.

snail craft from www.daniellesplace.com3. Place a line of glue all the way around the circle in the picture. Place the glue right on the line. Gather the snail shell into a circle so it is lying flat. Carefully press the outside edge of the outer part of the shell along the line of glue as shown in the picture at the right. The inside part of the pattern will stick up at an angle because the circle on the paper is smaller than the shell pattern. Press the outer edge of the snail shell pattern all the way around the circle. Let the glue dry.

4. When the glue has dried place a line of glue around the inner edge of the shell pattern that you have already glued down. Carefully lay the next section of shell over the glue so that the outside edge of the pattern is in the glue as shown at the left. Let that snail craft from www.daniellesplace.comlayer dry.

5. Continue adding glue to the inner edge of the pattern and placing the outer edge of the pattern on the glue until you reach the center of the shell.

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Pipe Cleaner Snail Craft

Snail Craft - Snail Pipe Cleaner - Chenille Stem Craft from www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Pipe Cleaners (Chenille Stems)

Tiny Googly Eyes

White Glue

Small Pompoms (Optional)

Adhesive Pin Backs (Optional)

 

 

How to Make a Pipe Cleaner Snail

snail diagram1. Start at the center of the snail's shell. Bend down the end of the pipe cleaner and roll the pipe cleaner into a spiral shape until you are happy with the size.

2. Then bring the pipe cleaner straight out from the spiral shape and bend it back the same direction. Cut off the excess pipe cleaner and glue the end to the back of the snail's shell.

3. To make the tentacles fold a piece of pipe cleaner in half, cut it to the right size and glue the folded end to the back of the snail's body.

4. Glue tiny pompoms to the end of the tentacles or roll up another piece of pipe cleaner for each eye. Glue small googly eyes to the pompoms or rolled up pipe cleaner.

5. You can stick an adhesive pin back to the back of the snail to make a broach. Or make a pencil topper by winding up a piece of pipe cleaner around a pencil and gluing the spiral to the back of the snail. Or you can just glue a piece of pipe cleaner to the back and use it to attach to a stick to make a planter decoration.

Designed by Corrin Burner

 

Snail Trail Activity Sheet

Printable snail trail activity sheet for gluing skills from www.daniellesplace.comSnails leave a sticky, slimy trail everywhere they go. Children practice their gluing skills by placing glue on the snail's trail.

What you will need: printer paper, glue (Colored glue), food dye (Optional), and crayons.

How to make:

1. Before class print out the activity sheet and make copies. Add food coloring to the glue or use glue that already has color. You can also buy glue that has glitter included. (A Pattern for this activity sheet is available to members.)

2. In class have your children color the picture of the snail and then practice tracing the snail trail with a small line of glue.

3. Remind your children before they start that snails only leave a small amount of slime. They don't want to waist it. Tell your children to practice being snails with their glue.

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This activity sheet is available to members only on the Ready-for-School Page.

Your children will enjoy singing this song as they work on their snail trails.

 

Shim, Shim, Shimmy
Written by Nancy Foss
Sing to the tune of "London Bridges".

Make a snail trail
Follow me
Follow me
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Make a snail trail
Follow me
Shim, Shim, Shimmy

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"Snail Reads Her Mail" Printable Itty Bitty Book - Reading -ail words

Printable Itty bitty Book Snail Reads Her Mail from www.daniellesplace.com

Snail goes to get her mail. Without fail, she leaves a trail.
Snail slides along the rail. Oh no, a nail! Snail walks over the nail.
It starts to hail. Snail must hurry.
Snail gets her mail and opens it. Oh no, it's in braille!
Can you help snail read her mail?

Children use a braille code to figure out a message that says either, "God Loves You" or "I Love you". Also included in the book are other -ail words and some fun facts about snails.

Printable Patterns for this book are available to members only.

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Books About Snails

Twelve Snails to One Lizard: A Tale of Mischief and Measurement

Milo the Beaver has a problem; he needs to cut a log 36 inches long to repair his dam. Bubba Bullfrog tells him an inch is about the length of a snail, but getting 36 snails to line up in a row proves to be a problem. Lizards are about one foot long, but getting lizards to cooperate proves to be even harder. What about a 36-inch snake? The animals in this story try to solve their problem by using alternative means of measurement. Children learn about inches, feet, and yards.

 

Are You a Snail? (Backyard Books)

 

 

Snail Trail

 

 

The Story of Fish and Snail

 

 

The Snail's Spell (Picture Puffins)

 

 

Snail Trail: In Search of a Modern Masterpiece

 

 

The Snail and the Whale

The Snail and the Whale

 

 

Snail's Pace Race

Snail's Pace Race

 

 

Ty Beanie Babies - Swirly the Snail

Ty Beanie Babies -
Swirly the Snail

 

 

How Many Snails?: A Counting Book

How Many Snails?:
A Counting Book

 

 

Plan Toy Pull-Along Snail

Plan Toy Pull-Along Snail

 

 

Snail Watch

Snail Watch

 

 

Tiny Snail

Tiny Snail