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Ivy Kids kit - The Snail and the Whale

Ivy Kids kit - The Snail and the Whale

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In July's kit featuring the book The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson you will find:

  • The book The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson is an adventure-filled story about the friendship between a snail and a whale.
  • Read along Bookmark: Use to assist with reading comprehension.
  • Humpback Whale Toy: Explore the whale toy and learn interesting facts about the humpback whale.
  • Flowerpot Whale Craft: Create a whale using a flowerpot and accessories. 
  • Clay Model of a Snail: Use the clay and shell to form the snail’s body. Then use your snail for imaginative play and/or to retell the story.
  • Snail Collage: Assemble the snail and create a collage on the shell with the colorful tissue squares.
  • Snail Trail: Use the silver glitter glue to create a sparkly message or design, just like the snail in the story. 
  • Snail Slime Experiment: Use the ingredients provided to create your own snail slime. 
  • Whale and Snail Body Parts: Learn interesting facts about snails and whales. Then label each animal's body parts.
  • Snail Race: The snails are trying to get from the rock to the whale’s tail.  Which snail will be first to reach the tail?
  • 4 in a Row: Snails vs. Whales:  In this version of 4 in a Row, one player will be the “snails” and one player will be the “whales.” To win, you must cover 4 spaces in a row. There are 4 different boards to choose from. 
  • Snail and Whale Patterns: Use the snails and whales to create and continue the pattern in each row.
  • Snail Letters: Roll your dice and move your pawn around the letter path on the shell. When a player lands on a space, identify the letter or name of a word beginning with that letter. 
  • Snail with an Itchy Foot: Pretend your snail wants to explore the world. Place your snail racer next to the “zero” card, pull it backwards, then let it go. See how far your snail can go. 
  • If I Were a Snail…: Pretend that you are the snail with the itchy foot. Then think about where you would want the whale to take you and why you would want to go there.
  • Find the Rhymes: Players take turns flipping over 2 cards at time, trying to find words that rhyme. Collect the most pairs to win the game. 
  • Snail and Whale Number Stories: Create your own number stories using the snail and whale pieces.

Your Kit includes a guide for each activity to help promote your child’s learning while you play together.
At Ivy Kids, we know that every child is unique. In your guide, you will find tips to
modify each game based on the age and development of your child.
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