Frog Preschool Theme
It's an apple with a slice cut out of it. The grapes are held on with toothpicks, the tongue is a pepper, and the fly is a raisin. I had some help from my creative husband on this one.
I can't remember where I found these specific lifecycle sequencing cards but you can find so many different kinds online.
I found this matching activity at www.montessoriprintshop.com. My kids really enjoyed it.
I found these bag clips at Five Below and thought, "There has gotta be something I can do with this." So I printed off some pictures of organisms that frogs eat and don't eat. The kids then put the frog bag clip on the things that frogs eat. This was actually a great fine motor activity because the clips were difficult for them to open. But after a while they got the hang of it.
Pretty self-explanatory. Cut out some lillypads, write numbers on them, buy some plastic frogs, have the kids put the correct number of frogs on each lillypad. You could also use frog stickers.
This was such a fun activity. We sang the song, "Five little speckled frogs, sat on a speckled log, eating some most delicious bugs (yum yum), one jumped into the pool, where it was nice and cool, and now there are ___ speckled frogs." I had no idea my son could so quickly figure out how many frogs were left on the log.
This was a great speech activity because both of my kids are working on their F sound. So we decorated the letter F with words that begin with that letter. Before I gave them the sticker they had to pronounce the word for me.
Books We Enjoyed:
Face to Face with Frogs by Mark W. Moffett
Frog (Watch Me Grow) by DK Publishing
Frogs by Gail Gibbons
An Extraordinary Egg by Leo Lionni
The Wide-Mouthed Frog by Keith Faulkner
All About Frogs by Jim Arnosky
Frog and Toad Books by Arnold Lobel
Websites and Videos We Enjoyed:
http://gergana1.dir.bg/animals/frogmania.htm This is for older kids but little kids can practice clicking the mouse.
What I love about homeschooling is that you can do a frog theme in the middle of summer and it's all good. Usually this theme is implemented in the spring, but trying to find frog books at the library in the spring is crazy! We learned a lot about frogs this past week! Something very interesting that I learned is that in Panama, dart frogs lay their eggs on dry ground and when the tadpoles hatch out of their eggs the mom returns, the tadpole wiggles its way onto his mom's back, the mom climbs up a tree and places her baby into a puddle of water inside a leaf, and then she goes back down and gets the rest of her babies and puts them each into a different puddle of water so that if a predator comes along she doesn't lose all of her kids. How amazing is that?!
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