Monday, June 17, 2013

Insect Unit- Snails!

For the end of our insect unit we learned about snails and made a cute snail craft. Here are a few books that we read about snails:

"Swirl by Swirl"
here on Amazon
This book focuses on snails and how the swirl is formed on their shells.

"Let's Look at Snails"
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This book has great photographs and facts about snails.

After learning all about snails we made our own snail. One of the goals was to try and make a swirl pattern on the snail's shell.
To make the snail craft you need a paper plate, construction paper, tissue paper and glue.

Some of the students drew a swirl on their plate, others just went for it and did pretty well at keeping the swirl shape.

shell is complete

finished snail
Here are a few random facts:
Did you know that snails can not smell?
Snails hibernate during the winter.
Snails can live for 15-20 years (the ones that are pets).

I've also linked this craft up with 4th Grade Frolics Monday Made It! I can't wait to check out what everyone else has made.


  1. so fun! Looks very easy and cute.

  2. Such a cute craft to finish off your unit:) Love it! Thanks for linking up:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  3. I love the snail craft! I'm your newest follower! I found you though Monday Made it! I would love to have you drop by and visit!

  4. Very cute! Adding the books to my extremely long list of "must gets" for mentor texts.
    Fabulous Fifth Grade Fun

  5. Such a cute little craft! I love the swirl by swirl book! I did not know those random snail facts so thanks for sharing!

    The Polished Teacher

    1. Your welcome! I enjoy learning a few random facts and it helps keep the students entertained.

  6. I did not know those fun facts about snails! Now I can say I learned something new today!!

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings


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