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Alphabet > Letter S > S is for Snail

Animals
> Endangered > Insects | Bugs > Ocean | Seashore >
Snail

Holidays and Events >
*April > Int'l Week of the Ocean
*June > Zoo and Aquarium Month

Online jigsaw puzzles

Seasons > Summer > Beach theme





Activity > Animals > Introduction to the Snail and Letter S >
A snail 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 slimy?

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



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