Published by: Digital Schools

Hermit Crab City - Kids Cut & Paste Activity

Dressed to impress, hermit crabs share their spacious abode with a garden of friends. Stacked atop their spiralled homes are sea anemones, strange collectables, shells and sometimes human recyclables.

To protect their bodies from the hot sun, hungry birds and octopus, the hermit crab needs to find shelter in the discarded shells of sea snails. Unfortunately, hermit Crabs don’t grow their own shells and need to find new ones as they grow bigger.


Cut and Paste Activity.

Now it’s your turn to imagine what it might be like to be a hermit crab too.

Cut and paste a city atop a hermit crabs shell, and imagine a world under the sea with your other hermit friends and family.

Print out the colourful activity sheets and set aside at least 1hr to cut, arrange and paste together your very own, Hermit Crab City.

Guest Contributor: Emily Rack
Business Name: Horatio’s Jar
Publisher: Digital Schools

Emily Rack is a  freelance creative writer and researcher, visual content creator, and designer. She is the head of the content production, publication – and editing for Upschool+ Guest Contributors -, and Horatio’s Jar is her content production agency and wellbeing school. 

 Emily has dedicated her life to researching and understanding matters of the mind, body-, and the human experience. Her discoveries and research are focused on cultivating tools and dialogue that encourage us to live in peace and harmony here on earth.

Her current focus is the environment and human connectivity, conservation, environmentalism, plant medicine, botany, biology-, and the practice of ‘Nature Bathing’.  Emily is a writer, digital content creator, seasoned photographer-, and visual artist.


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