Hermit Crab Lessons

By Vanessa Pike-Russell

(expanded and adapted by Stacy Griffith)


Target ages 7-10-year-olds but you
can adapt the lesson to fit the class.


Key Learning Areas: Language, Science

Lesson One – Introduction to hermit crabs

Lesson Two Lifecycle of hermit crabs

Lesson Three Anatomy and Stages
of Development of a Land Hermit Crab

Lesson Four Diet and Needs of a land hermit crab
(Caring for a land hermit crab)


Lesson Five: Design a home for a hermit crab

Lesson Six The Pet Trade


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