Summary: A hermit crab who has outgrown his shell searches for a new one among the creatures of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Includes a key which identifies the coral reef animals in the illustrations.
Go to a pet store and look at hermit crabs. If you are really adventurous you can get one as a pet! Most teenagers that work for the pet store will get one out and let your LO look at them up close too! :)
Craft/ Art Time:
Ramblings of a Crazy Woman made the cutest Hermit Crabs out of pasta shells, pipe cleaners, pompoms, and google eyes! Visit her site for the step-by-step instructions.
(You could also make this finger play into a felt board activity or homemade book.)