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Snail Theme Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities

Snail Theme Lesson Plan Preschool Activities

Activity > Animals > Introduction to the Snail >

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.

Snails are creatures that use their shells as a home.

  • 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.


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  • paper
  • coloring & writing supplies
  • Review crafty ideas for additional materials

Activity > Alphabet > Letter S is for Snail printable activities
Various printable activities for different age groups to present letter S.

Activity > Online Story > What a Friend > for PC (smaller devices) @
This is a delightful interactive story of Snail and Herman the Crab. Children will learn about friendship and the seashore. Visit the crab theme for related activities.

Activity > Arts and Crafts > Snail Theme
Fun crafty ideas and templates for a land or sea snail theme.

Activity > Online Jigsaw Puzzle
> Snail and Sea snail

Skills: Problem solving, bilingual English and Spanish, letter S
A six-piece online puzzle that is adaptable with a fun land snail image and another one featuring the sea snail.

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