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Snail racing!

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We had snail races last summer with our neighbors and the kids had so much fun with it, we decided to do it again!
Where we live, every time I dig around in the garden, I find at least a couple snails. So while I was gardening today, I collected a few for the kids…

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Here is a closer shot of what they look like…

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We dug out a few different colours of nail polish and put a dab of colour on each one. Then we picked our favourites to win!
The race track is simply a paper plate turned upside down with a starting circle in the center, and a finish line around the edge. The rules are simple, put the snails in the starting circle, and the first snail to cross the finish line wins!

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As you can see, it was a close race, but, “Baby Red” won the first race and, “Blue” won the second and “Greeny” won the third…

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Purple aka. slowpoke got off to a slow start, but once he got started, there was no stopping him!
It was really funny because a couple weeks ago, the kids actually found a snail with nail polish on its back from last year! I think I will send them around in a few days to see if we can find any of the snails! That should keep them busy for a little bit, right?