I was thinking of doing a seashell theme for my main printables post this month. Then I realized that a snail theme would be even better … it includes shells and is a topic that my 2½-year-old granddaughter, Zoey, is in LOVE with. I often have snails near my home. Zoey is fascinated by the snails, and I noticed that the other children in the neighborhood are, too. So, snails it is! In my new post at PreK + K Sharing I share directions for preparing and presenting Montessori-inspired snail activities using free printables.
I’m also excited to share my latest subscriber freebie … a Montessori-inspired snail pack! Here, I’m also sharing the links to free snail printables for preschoolers through 1st graders (and sometimes older). To keep my list manageable, I don’t share coloring pages unless a page has a specific educational purpose related to snails.
At PreK + K Sharing, I tell how I used the printables to prepare Montessori-inspired snail activities. I also have links to other posts with additional ideas and presentations.
Free Printables Featured in the Snail Activities at PreK + K Sharing
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Snail Pin Poking Activity
Free Printable: Snail Pattern from Pattern Universe
For this activity, I used a Multicraft Tray, colored construction paper, Wood-Handled Puncher from Montessori Services, and a Felt Pad from Montessori Services (Note: The Montessori Services felt pads are now black so they don’t get dirty as easily.)
Free Printable: Color Matching File Folder – Snail Theme by The Laminating Co-Teacher at Teachers Pay Teachers
Free Printable: Montessori Color Matching Cards from Montessori Print Shop
Feed the Snail Counting Game
Free Printable: Snail Numbers (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just sign up for my email to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber)
See my post at PreK + K Sharing to learn how we play the “Feed the Snail Game.”
Letter S Basket and Sand Tray
Free Printables: Snail Letters for S Letter Basket and Sand Tray (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just sign up for my email to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber)
For the letter s sand tray, I used the wooden tray from the Melissa & Doug Lace and Trace Shapes. You can use whatever tray or container work best for you, though. For the sand, I sterilized sand from outdoors by baking it for 30 minutes at 200F. You can also buy sand on Amazon.
Snail Game for Beginning Blends
Free Printable: Game for Beginning Blends from The Measured Mom
Free Printable: Snails Study and Lapbook by Wende at Homeschool Share
Free Snail Printables for Preschoolers-First Graders (some printables for up to grade 3)
Montessori-Inspired Snail Pack for DIY Cards and Counters, Number or Letter Matching, Number or Letter Basket, Number or Letter Salt/Sand Writing Tray, Letter Tracing, and DIY Movable Alphabet (subscriber freebie, so just sign up for my email to get the link and password – or check your inbox if you’re already a subscriber)
- Snail Printables from Happy Hearts at Home
- Printable Snail Shape from Printable Treats
- Snail Dot to Dot Printable from Kidsround
- Snail Sorting from Great Kids
- Count 1 to 100 Snail Printable from Artsy Momma
- Snail Writing Paper from Kidopo
- Crawly Creatures 3-Part Cards from 1+1+1=1
- Pond Life Preschool Pack from Homeschool Creations
- Snail Crafts and Activities (some printables are for members only and others are free for anyone) from Danielle’s Place
- How to Draw an Apple Snail Printable from Drawing Tutorials
- How to Draw a Giant African Snail from Drawing Tutorials
- Mystery Picture – Subtraction from TeAchnology
- Snail Printables from Teachers Pay Teachers
- Snail Printables from Teachers Notebook (the word search can’t be saved, so just search for “snail” and “free” when you’re there)
Helpful Post with Animal Classification
Read my post at PreK + K Sharing: Montessori-Inspired Snail Activities Using Free Printables.
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