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.
I have been teaching early childhood for about 20 years. I love what I do---it's the best job in the world!!! Where else can you go to work each day and do art, play games, have snack and get hugs regularly AND get paid for it?! I love to share ideas with other teachers and see what they are doing in their classrooms. Teaching is the best profession---we love to share!