Snail Races

Good Free Fun. You should try it. My kids loved it.
Look closely and you’ll see the snails.
Ready, Set, Go.
DISCLAIMER: Lest you think I’m the cleverist mom around I suppose I should confess that I didn’t think up this game. My dad did. In fact, he has quite a few tricks up his sleeve when it comes to free entertainment. He gave my kids their first pet. The only one I’ve allowed in the house. I was generous and told them that if they managed to keep their pet well fed and it grows in the next 15-20 years then I’ll give them the OK for a real pet of their own when they are out of the house. Pet Rocks, rock. And they are free.

About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


  1. Oh how fun! Snail races in your jammies is the best! That is an awfully big snail!

  2. lol… too cute! How long were they out there watching the snails?

  3. Cute pictures but blech on the snails!

  4. jenni anne says

    what a fun game! just more proof that your dad is pretty awesome.

  5. Jeremiah R. Jones says

    mmmm… escargolicious…

    i’m expecting a “watching paint dry” post now

  6. Sweet. Dad has so many wonderful things for the grandkids to do, Im just glad that its not me falling for it anymore

  7. So cute….we had a snail farm in out jewelry boxes when we were little…your dad sounds like mine…does he enjoy 52 pickup as well?

  8. Mark and Kiss says

    Angie, totally fun, you can tell the boys love it. I just enjoyed reading several of your latest posts and loved all that you shared! Thanks for being so consistent. Things have been busy, which is obvious when I don’t post on my blog for four weeks, but at least I know if I have a spare minute I can always hop on over to your blog and feel connected, uplifted, entertained and edified! Thanks Angie!

  9. Stephanie says

    Great times! Yahoo for being outdoors and entertained!!!

    Vivi has a wipes tub full of rocks! She LOVES to find new rocks that are “special.” Of course, she has a house full of live pets too.

  10. The anticipation on their faces is great. I’ll have to remember the pet rock.

  11. How fun, I’m telling my 12 year old about this right now. It’s soooo up his alley.

  12. Why does my life always seem so boring compared to your’s? You can’t get more exciting than snail races!!! LOL!!

  13. You know, I haven’t seen a real snail in a long time. Snail races, what fun!!! Your dad had a great idea.

  14. the schirano triplets says

    oh, how fun! but i agree…blech on the snails!

  15. Oh, that must’ve kept them occupied for a good ten minutes. GENIUS!!

  16. Love it. We used to torture snail by pouring salt on them…

    I just love visiting your blog, you never disappoint. Adding you to the blog roll now…

  17. Tracy P. says

    The jammies are my favorite part too. 🙂

  18. My name is Tammie says

    Oh thats way too cute! What a great idea! I may try that one myself.

  19. Casey's trio says

    Now that is genius! My girls would love to come and join the snail racing fun:)

  20. Are You Serious! says

    ♡ Pet rocks are my favorite kind of pet! 🙂

  21. It took a while but I finally saw the snails. I had to look at the kids to figure it out finally.

  22. girlytwins says

    LOL. Snails and jammies. What a great combo 🙂

  23. carrie & troy keiser says

    I’ve just gotten all caught up on here. looks like you all have had a good time! Great pix and free fun, what more could you ask for?!