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Snail Unit Study

Updated: Mar 11, 2022

This unit study contains a list of resources and activities for you to use in your studies. Choose those that will best suit your students, time, and learning environment. My hope is that you will enjoy the process of learning and not feel constricted by the timeline or activities. I do recommend that you read at least one book aloud together from each unit as it is something you can experience and enjoy together. Make changes as they suit your needs and enjoy your time learning together!


  • Books

  • Games

  • Videos

  • Writing

  • Activities


Snails Unit for Grades Preschool-2


Escargot by Dashka Slater available on youtube

Bonjour! Escargot is a beautiful French snail who wants only two things: 1. To be your favorite animal. 2. To get to the delicious salad at the end of the book.

Let's Look at Snails by Laura Hamilton Waxman Available on SCRIBD

What animal hides in a shell, has a soft body, and can leave a slimy trail behind it when it moves? Snails! But do you know where snails live? Or what they like to eat? Read this book to find out!


Snail Sprint

On your mark, get set...and off goes the slippery snail race in Mrs. Meyer's vegetable garden. The snails crawl over each other on the race up and over the magnetic tin to the three winner's podiums to receive the most points.

Or try:

  • Snail's pace Race

Learn more about using games for learning here.



  • Create a snail fact sheet including a drawing of a snail.

  • Create a fact sheet about France, the home of Escargot.

  • Write (or discuss) a book review summarizing the story and answering these questions: Who are the characters in the story? What is your favorite part of the book? Did you like the book? Why or Why not?


  • Draw a picture of a Snail along with the video.

  • Work on fine motor skills with this snail themed beading project from The Growing Creatives.

  • Create your own little snails with this simple activity that uses play dough and shells from Mother Natured.

  • Have fun after all your learning by watching Turbo by Dreamworks.


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