Here Are Some Fun Snake Facts
- Snakes are carnivores (meat eaters).
- Snakes don’t have eyelids.
- Snakes can’t bite food so they have to swallow it whole.
- Snakes have flexible jaws which allow them to eat prey bigger than their head!
- Snakes are found on every continent of the world except Antarctica.
- Snakes have internal ears but not external ones.
- There are around 3000 different species of snake.
- Snakes are covered in scales.
- Snakeskin is smooth and dry.
- Some species of snake, such as cobras and black mambas, use venom to hunt their prey.
- Snakes smell with their tongue.
- Some sea snakes can breathe partially through their skin, allowing for longer dives underwater.
- Anacondas are large, non-venomous snakes found in South America that can reach over 5 m (16 ft) in length.
- Python reticulates can grow over 8.7 m (28 ft) in length and are considered the longest snakes in the world.
HERE IS AN INTERACTIVE SNAKE WEBSITE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SNAKES
A QUICK VIDEO OF SNAKE FACTS
I have also attached below a short video clip of myself showing a few photos of different snakes!
Can you make your own snake using pipe cleaners or string, and placing beads on them to make your own snake. I wonder if you can make a head for it as well ( an example is attached.) If you use beads can you make a pattern with them?
Paper Plate Snake
If you have a paper plate and scissors you can make your own snake.
First start by decorating the plate – it can be any color or design that you want. Maybe you can look at some of the real snakes and see what patterns and colors they are.
Next use scissors and start at the side of the plate and keep cutting around and around the plate, getting closer and closer to the middle.
You can draw a face on your snake and add a tongue. Maybe attach some string and hang your snake from the ceiling.
A printout is attached if you are getting frustrated doing it by yourself.
Remember that snakes don’t have legs so they slither along on the ground or in the water. Maybe you can set up a race – with a start and a finish. You can slither from the start to the finish. Can you find a family member to compete in the snake race as well? Who can slither the fastest? Remember, no using hands or arms.
Attached are some photos and words of different snakes. Can you write at least 3 snake words?
Snakes are different lengths, ranging from the
smallest – Barbados threadsnake 3.9 inches
Largest – Reticulated Python – 33 ft.
I have attached some photos of different snakes, along with their length. Can you use your tape measure to measure out the different lengths of the snakes. Were any of the snakes the same size as you?