If your children aren't already fans of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Snail and the Whale, they will be when they see Magic Light Pictures' animated adaptation this Christmas. These fun The Snail and the Whale kids activities are perfect for keeping the little ones entertained over Christmas and beyond. Children can make their own whale, colour in a busy coastal scene and even have a go at drawing their own snails. There are even more 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.

Discover more ideas for fun indoor activities for kids. 

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Make your own whale

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

 

Download the Make a Whale colouring sheet

 

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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?

 

Download the Wonderful Whales colouring sheet

 

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Draw your very own snails

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

 

Download the Draw your very own snails activity sheet

 

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Colour in the colour by numbers ocean scene

Use the colour key to colour in the picture.

 

Download the colouring by numbers activity sheet

 

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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.

 

Download the Help the snail save the Whale drawing sheet

 

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If your little ones love Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s books, they’ll also love getting creative with these Gruffalo colouring sheets.