To give children an opportunity to observe small creatures close up, bring a see-through tank of snails into the classroom.
- The children will be able to see the underside of the snails through the tank.
- As a group or whole class session, you can put the snails onto a piece of black paper, and the children will be able to see their trails really clearly.
- If they will not come out of their shells place them in a shallow dish of water.
- The children can then do observational drawings and can write words to describe the snails.