Storytime: Snails vs. Slugs

Did you miss storytime? Perhaps it is just one of those days when you need a boost with your little ones. Fret not. Thanks to Librarian Stacey, we have gathered some storytime resources for you at home. Follow our steps below or mix and match for the ultimate storytime experience. 

Today’s Theme: Snails vs. Slugs

1. Energize with a Counting Rhyme

Start your storytime by reciting this silly counting rhyme called “Snails” with Librarian Erin. Encourage your whole family to join in. You could even make up your own verses.

2. Read a Book About Snails or Slugs

In the following list, you’ll find delightful picture books perfect for sharing, from old classics to new arrivals. Choose books about snails or slugs and if you cannot decide, read about both!

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When you’re done reading, look around you and see how many objects you can find that are circles of different sizes. You can do this inside your home or outdoors on a walk.

3. Activity: Counting Snails vs. Slugs

Download this Snail vs. Slug sheet for coloring and counting fun.

Can you count all of the snails and slugs?

How many snails are there (snails have shells)?

How many slugs are there (slugs do not have shells)?

Feel free to count them on the screen. Alternatively, you can print the sheet and cut them out with your kids to make a small counting board. For a fun extension activity, hide them (in plain sight) around your home and see if your kids can seek them.

4. Sing a Goodbye Song

See you next time! Wrap up your storytime and sing along with our librarians to Skinnamarink.