Snail and the Whale Top Outdoor Ideas
If you are about to emerg your children on a snail and whale journey, look no further than to get top outdoor learning tips.
- Division: as a class, make lots of little snails. Use clay and shells; baker ross are the perfect place to go. Depending on your children’s skills set, think about how many snails you will all make. Let the clay dry. Do this as a whole class or individually in trays or on a tuff spot. Draw two circles and ask the children to share the snails out! Dive in deeper by drawing three or four circles and increase the amount of snails they share out. Offer a pen to write their calculations down.
- Fine-motor skills development: use a tuff spot to draw a wiggly line all over it with a chalk pen. Then ask the children to use a finger or stick to follow the line to the end goal. Challenge them further with lots of wiggly lines.
- Roleplay: Act out parts of the book. Then share it with the class. Ask the children to think carefully about what it’s like to be a snail who is so small and to be a whale that is so big.
- Reading: Write sentences on slate and have them placed around your outdoor learning area. Number them, so the children have to read each sentence in turn, and all relate to The snail and whale. by Julia Donaldson. For example: The snail is small. The whale is big. The Muddy Puddle Teacher also has plenty of outdoor eBooks. If you’re looking for more activities to take reading outside.
- Art: Make the snail and the whale from clay and natural materials. Claydough can be a fun medium to use outdoors get more idea packs here.