This Snail Craft And Writing Activity is a fun way to promote creative arts and early writing skills in the classroom and at home!
Students use fine motor skills to cut, color, and roll paper into a curly snail shape!
What You’ll Need:
- Snail And Leaf Templates (FREE Download TeachersPayTeacher.Com)
- Glue sticks
- Construction or Copy Paper
- Download and print the Snail And Leaf Templates. I’ve included snail and leaf templates you can print on white or colored copy paper or, depending on your printer, directly onto construction paper. You can also create stencils of the snail and leaf and trace them onto construction paper if you cannot print directly onto it.
- Cut the snails apart along the dotted lines, or you can pre-cut around each snail outline if needed for your students.
- Cut apart the leaf templates. Make sure you have enough leaves and snails to give every student at least one of each.
- Place the paper snail and leaf templates out on tables along with markers, glue, and scissors.
Click Here To View And Download The Snail And Leaf Templates Plus a BONUS Snail Writing Prompt (TeachersPayTeachers.com)
Instructions for Students:
- Color and decorate the snail template with markers while it is flat.
- Carefully cut around the eyes and along the outline of the snail.
- Roll up the snails, starting at the end opposite from the eyes.
- Color and cut around the leaf template.
- Glue the bottom of the snail onto the top of the leaf.
It’s such a fun activity. I think we will end up making them all week long!
We ended up using our snails to decorate our Summer bulletin board!
I also made some really tiny paper snails that were super adorable. You can make smaller versions of the snails and pair the tiny snails with a larger snail to make a whole snail family!
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Miss Rynn says
Thank you Melanie!
Just wanted to let you know that we used your craft idea for my son’s birthday party and it was a big hit! We taped the snails’ leaves to twine and tied them to small pieced of a thick branch – then we had a “snail race” where the kids had to pull their snails by rolling the branch pieces to wind up the twine. 🙂 Thanks for the idea – these were perfect since they were upright and could really “race”!