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Year 2-6 Word Snails – KS1/2 Exploring Vocabulary Activities

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Encourage children to broaden their knowledge and use of vocabulary by completing these word snails, writing synonyms for each previous word in the shell.

This activity, which involves considering synonyms, could be used as a starter to extend pupils’ word choices before writing, as well as to create interactive wall displays.

This primary resource pack includes:

  • Word snails
    Six worksheets with examples of starter words for pupils to complete
  • Blank word snail
    A version of the worksheet where teachers or children can add their own starter words

National Curriculum English programme of study links

  • Y2 – To write down key words, including new vocabulary
  • Y3-6 – To evaluate and edit by proposing changes to vocabulary

  • Six word snails with starter words already added
  • Blank snail templates so teachers or children can add their own starter words
  • Teacher notes
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