Seriously. It seems like every time I’ve turned around this week, A kid’s handed my a snail. And ofcourse I accept them, because the kids are all enthusiastic about their rather slimy treasures. Its hard to resist a three year old pulling on your shirt and practically shouting”miss turtle,Miss turtle. Look what I got.” as they thrust a snail at me like its a major prize. And for them ,it is. Any treasure they can find or catch is. Even though snails aren’t my treasure of choice, I will never show that to a child. Not when they went to the trouble of catching it for me.
And a farther comment on snails. Did you know that snails are artists? Yup, they are. They can paint. I can prove it. If you don’t believe me, just try this experiment.
1. catch snail
2. Put snail on black construction paper
3. Leave it alone for a few hours
4. Look at the result. The Snail painted!
5.Preserve artwork and watch parent’s faces when you tell them about the artist!
- Snail Poem (snailsearch.wordpress.com)