by Eco Kids Planet May 23, 2020

Nature has done a spectacular job designing fascinating shells. Each is unique and purpose-built for the animal that carries it or lives in it. Now it’s your turn!

Choose an animal (or a human!) and design a shell for them. What does it look like and how will it empower its owner? Show us your creation and tell us what makes your shell special.


 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FIVE WINNERS: 

Edward, age 7, Harlow

Spider Shell

“This shell is for an Australian spider to protect it from fire. It can also help spiders to fly as well as helping them to swim in water and through lava. A very versatile shell, I’m sure you’ll agree!”


Esme, age 10, Newton Stewart

Shell for Koala Bears and Kangaroos 

 


Gaia, age 8, San Lazzaro di Savena (Italy)

My Own Shell! 

“Here is my shell, I hope you’ll like it. It’s meant to protect me from the dangers of school!”


Evie, age 11, Chippenham

Rock and Roll Bees


Joshua, age 5, Diss

Rabbit Shell 

“Joshua decided to draw a kaleidoscope shell on a baby garden rabbit to protect it from our cat! The brightly coloured shell would reflect the sun and scare the cat away keeping the rabbit safe and happy!” Joshua’s mum

 

 


Here are our runner-up entries! Great job, Eco Kids!

Sophia, age 7, Cardiff

Shellomouse


 

Summer, Skelmersdale

 


 

Matilda, age 10, Kenilworth

 

 


 

Lylah, age 11, Leominster


 

Luke, age 7, Leigh


 

Chloe, age 10, Girona (Spain)


 

Charlotte, age 12, Matlock

 


 

Beatrix, age 8, Dunoon 

 


The FIVE lucky readers are to receive a copy of Animal Olympics from our friends over at Quarto.

Animal Olympics
by Carron Brown

Illustrated by Katy Tanis

Are you ready to meet some of the most incredible Olympians in the world? This fascinating book examines the amazing abilities of animals from around the globe with a captivating and original conceit – in the Animal Olympics. Readers will discover all kinds of astounding animals, from the bar-headed goose, which flies at heights of up to 6,300 metres, to the flic-flac spider, which cartwheels across the Moroccan desert.

More information at: www.quartoknows.com 
RRP: £10.99

 

 




1 Response

Paula Isherwood
Paula Isherwood

July 08, 2020

Lovely designs, well done everyone!
I’m Luke’s Mum and he’s actually 7 years old, not 11 years old as it says next to his crocodile picture.

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