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  All animals speak - just in different ways


After reading Eric Carle's fantastic children's book, A House for Hermit Crab, participants make the story come to life with costumes, hand motions, and a tinge of acting. After the hermit crab finds his new home, participants meet the real animals from the story. We learn about the interesting characteristics of hermit crabs, sea stars, sea urchins, and sea snails by getting up close and personal with these live animals. It's a lot of fun and is great for younger children.

A House for Hermit Crab
Hermit Crab
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