Get crafty with these fun The Snail and the Whale kids activities

Little fans of The Snail and the Whale will love these fun kids activities featuring their favourite characters.

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These fun The Snail and the Whale activities are perfect for keeping the little ones entertained at home. Children can make their own whale, colour in the seaside colouring sheet and even have a go at drawing their own snails. There are even more kids activities in The Snail and the Whale Seaside Nature Trail, which is full of spotter guides, crafts and fun facts to help little seaside explorers learn all about the natural world of the coast, whether at home or on holiday.

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Make your own whale

Kids will love making their very own paper whale complete with blowhole water spray.

Get colourful with this Wonderful Whales colouring sheet

Colour in this busy coastal scene which shows the humpback whale at the end of his journey. How many animals can you spot in the picture?

Draw your very own snails

Use the grid to help you copy the picture, then colour it in!

Colour in the colour by numbers ocean scene

Use the colour key to colour in the picture.

Draw your own snail on the teacher’s blackboard

Finish the picture by drawing your own snail on the blackboard and colouring the picture in.

If your little ones love Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s books, they’ll also love getting creative with these Gruffalo colouring sheets, and if you’re looking for other ways to keep the kids entertained, discover our list of the very best kids activity books, from stickers to colouring and crafts.

The Snail and the Whale Festive Edition

by Julia Donaldson

Book cover for 9781529017205

The Snail and the Whale is a charming tale of friendship and adventure from the partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Sheffler. One tiny snail hitches a lift with a huge whale, but when disaster strikes, only the snail can save the day!

The Snail and the Whale Seaside Nature Trail

by Julia Donaldson

Book cover for 9781509894215

Full of spotter guides, facts and over 200 stickers, The Snail and the Whale Seaside Nature Trail has plenty of activities to keep children entertained at home and at the seaside and encourages children to learn all about nature on the coast.