Sunday, April 10, 2011

Frog Fun!




We've been really enjoying our unit on pond life. There is so much to cover: frogs, ducks, bugs, life cycles...whew! We have a variety of frog materials and several frog math games in our classroom, so incorporating frogs into the curriculum is pretty easy. We talked a lot about frog life cycles, but I just couldn't seem to find a cute life cycle craft for frogs. (I plan on working on this as one of my little summer projects.) Here's a great Frog Life Cycle Mat from Communication 4 All.


We made these cute frog puppets by simply folding green construction paper.







I put some cute shallow serving trays in the bottom of my sensory table and filled them each halfway with water.  We added some fun foam cut in lily pad shapes and some small frog manipulatives. The children squirted the frogs with water bottles and moved the frogs all around the pond.





Some of our favorite frog books:

Tadpole's Promise (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards))  The Big Wide-mouthed FrogFrom Tadpole to Frog (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) A Frog in the Bog The Icky Sticky Frog Frog and Toad Are Friends (I Can Read Book 2) Days with Frog and Toad (I Can Read, Level 2) Frog and Toad All Year (I Can Read Book 2) Frog and Toad Together (I Can Read Picture Book)


3 comments:

  1. I am just 'hoppin' to try those puppets! Too cute!

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  2. I agree. Those puppets are great! I also liked the lily pads and frogs in the trays. Fun stuff, Ayn!

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  3. Deborah,we used them with your song "One Green Frog"! The kids loved it! :)

    Scott, we had a lot of fun with this unit. The boys really loved squirting the frogs---probably the closest thing to shooting or video games in my class! ;)

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