The other day…during outside playtime, my daughter Nixi and I discovered a baby snail stranded in the middle of our sandbox lid. It must’ve felt like no ‘mans’ land to the little critter– I’m sure he was almost bird feed.
It was a very daring snail rescue! –Nixi and I swooped-up our new class pet, created his habitat-in-a-jar, and named him Inch. –Though we’re calling him a ‘he’, we really don’t know for sure. Snails are difficult that way. : )
All in all…It was a fun day of learning to be kind to creatures more vulnerable than ourselves. Nixi and I came inside and examined Inch with our magnifying glass, while referencing her book about shells; which identifies the parts of creatures living in shells…including snails.
I thought it might be fun to share our little adventure in nature, with you-all out there in this great big world of wonder. Whether you home school your child (children), or your child (children) go the more traditional route, I hope our little snail, Inch, will inspire you to scout for your own class pet.
*Discover a universe of nature in your own yard. The world is an adventure….waiting to happen! –Free for all to enjoy!*