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Free Downloads: Earth Day and Make a Snail Garden

Free Downloads: Earth Day and Make a Snail Garden

My tip for Earth Day:  Create a snail garden! Use an old fish tank, fill it with soil, living plants, rocks, water or a wet sponge and corn meal for the snails to eat. As part of daily/weekly chores (Care of the Environment) your child can refresh the water and cornmeal, as well as water the plants (or mist them with a spray bottle).

Making a snail garden from snails in your yard is a humane way to get them to stop eating your veggies and flowers!

Kids love it!

As a follow up, get books from the library on snails and bugs, draw a snail, make a clay snail, write your observations of the snail garden, learn the parts of a snail, and write a story about a snail.

Tons more snail resources from Montessori Mom and KiddyHouse.

Happy Earth Day! {From the archives}

Check out these free activities and printable downloads for Earth Day! (Make every day Earth Day!):

Montessori-Inspired Earth Day Activities from Living Montessori Now blog

Non Montessori:
Picnic for the Planet from The Nature Conservancy
Earth Day Sort and Match Recycling Game from Lakeshore
An Earth Friendly Breakfast from eNasco
Wax on Recycled Caps from eNasco
Make your own (paste) paper from eNasco