This Snail Craft And Writing Prompt 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.
A snail writing prompt is included to go along with this craft. For the writing activity, students draw a picture and write a fun fact about snails!
What You’ll Need:
- Snail Craft Template (FREE Download from KindergartenNation.com)
- Glue sticks
- Construction or Copy Paper
- Download and print the snail craft template. Print the snail and leaf templates on copy paper or directly onto construction paper.*
- 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.
*Depending on your printer, you may or may not be able to print the craft templates directly onto construction paper. You can create stencils using the snail and leaf templates and trace them onto construction paper for students to cut out if you are unable to print right onto the construction paper.
There are two versions of the snail templates. One version is blank so students can draw on eyes and a mouth and the other version includes bold outlines and eyes and a mouth already drawn on each snail. You can use whichever template will work best for your students!
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 this craft 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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