S > S is for Snail
Animals > Endangered
| Bugs > Ocean |
and Events >
*April > Int'l Week
of the Ocean
*June > Zoo and
Online jigsaw puzzles
Seasons > Summer
Activity > Animals > Introduction
to the Snail and Letter S >
is small animal with a soft body and a spiral shell. Many kinds
of snails live on land, in fresh water, or in the ocean. They
move slowly using their wide, strong foot. Snails are mollusks.
Many species of snails are endangered. Visit earthendangered.com
and enter the word snail in the search box to view the updated list.
* Snails are creatures that use their shells as a home.
Point out to the shell on the poster image.
* They also use their shells as
protection from other creatures.
* Snail may live on land, fresh water (the pond) or the ocean.
* Some of these shells wash up on the sea shore and are
collected by people.
* The sea shells come in many different sizes and colors.
* The sea snail eats small plants in the
sea (algae) and decaying matter.
* Ask the children if they have seen a snail
before? Did they touch it? How did it feel? Was it
Can we eat snails? Yes, we can eat certain types of cultivated
land snails: escargot is one type that is popular in French cuisine.
Activity > Alphabet > Introduce
letter S is for Snail printable activities
Skills > Mazes are excellent vehicles for developing
early handwriting skills and problem solving.
Activity > Online Story > What
a Friend [Snail and Herman a Crab]
This a delightful story in English and Gullah language. Children
will learn about friendship and the seashore. Visit the crab
theme for related activities.
Activity > Arts
and Crafts > Snail Theme
Activity > Online Jigsaw
Puzzle > Snail
Skills: Problem solving, bilingual English and Spanish
Here is an online puzzle the children will enjoy with a fun snail
image. The default puzzle is 6 pieces. Click on the change
cut button to change shape and number of pieces.
Activity > Color
a Land Snail Online