The Snail and the Whale

The Snail and the Whale is a story of travel, adventure and friendship. This is a story that truly inspires curiosity about the natural world. Children love the wonderful images of the different natural landscapes and they can identify with the excitement of the snail as he travel with his giant friend. It’s an excellent story for learning natural world vocabulary and the storyline of how something as small as a snail can help something as big as a whale is simply lovely.
You can buy your own copy of The Snail and the Whale here.

On this page you can find Flashcards, Matching cards and Mini-cards, Story videos and Nature songs.

Crafts and Printables

Flashcards, Matching cards and Mini-cards

Attractive card sets starring nature and landscape vocabulary that you can use in conjunction with the Snail and the Whale story OR as part of a unit on nature or travel. Detailed Activity Suggestions are included with games you can play with the matching and mini-cards. A great resource to have ready for fast finishers too.

Natural landscapes – Find and Stick Matching Craft

Interactive matching worksheet craft with differentiated worksheets to suit different contexts and abilities. More details in our TpT store.

Snail and the Whale story videos



Nature songs

This story is an excellent way to introduce and practise the language of the natural world.

Choose your favourites from the gallery and sing and dance together.  You can also let the songs play continuously in the background if you use the playlist. Alternatively, go to our playlist on our Youtube channel.

Nature songs gallery

Nature songs playlist