Frog Fun

Monday

  • Learn About Frogs
  • Hop Like A Frog
    • The South African Sharp Nosed Frog can jump 130″ in a single leap. The American Bullfrog averages 72″. Use a piece of chalk to draw an 11′ line on the sidewalk. If inside, use a piece of masking tape. Mark where the Bullfrog and Sharp Nosed Frog can jump to on the line.
    • Challenge your child to see how far they can jump. Have them stand at one end of the line and jump as far as they can. Mark where they land. Take a turn yourself and mark where you land. Discuss who was able to jump further, you or the frogs.
    • Have your child return to the end of the line. Have them count how many jumps it takes to get the to Bullfrog line and the Sharp Nosed Frog line. How many jumps does it take you? Ask your child “Who took more jumps to get to the Bullfrog? Why do you think that is?”

Tuesday

  • Practicing Letters
    • Write the letters F-R-O-G on sticky notes (one letter per sticky note). In random order, stick the sticky notes to a wall or white board at a level your child can reach.
    • Have your child name the letters. Talk about the sounds the letters make. Tell your child that these letters make up the word FROG.
    • Help your child to sound out the word, one sound at a time, and put the letters order.
    • Have your child write the word FROG on a piece of paper, or on the white board if you are using one.
    • Depending on your child’s alphabetic knowledge, you can also do this activity using lower case letters.
  • “Five Green and Speckled Frogs”
    • Read the book or sing the song. You can find it by clicking here.
    • Have your child draw 5 frogs and cut them out. There are also frogs to print and color located under the additional resources below.
    • Sing the song again while having your child remove one frog each time.

Wednesday

  • Frog Observations
    • Go for a walk and look for signs of frogs at a pond. In the spring, also look for frog eggs and tadpoles.
    • If you’re feeling adventurous, take a net and a clear container with a lid (like a kritter keeper). Catch a frog to observe, then release it back in to the pond.
    • Discuss with your child the different parts of the frog (legs, eyes, etc), what color the frog is, where the frog lives, what sounds it makes.
  • Draw A Frog
    • Have your child draw a picture of a frog. Discuss with them what colors they will need to draw their frog. You can also discuss the parts of the frog they are going to draw.
    • Help your child to label their drawing. You can use the sticky notes from Tuesday for them to write FROG at the top. Work with them to label other parts, such as the mouth, legs, body, etc. Depending on the stage your child is at, you can write the words for them. Or, ask them what sounds they hear for the different words, and help them to sound them out. Correct spelling is not important at this age.

Thursday

  • Frog Life Cycle
    • Discuss with your child the life cycle of a frog. Here are a few resources:
    • For fun, you could sing the following song to help your child remember the stages of the life cycle. (Sung to the tune of “The Farmer in the Dell”)
      • The frog lays her eggs.
      • The frog lays her eggs.
      • Hi-ho a derrio,
      • The frog lays her eggs.
      • repeat with:
        • A tadpole hatches out…
        • The tadpole grows legs…
        • The tadpoles tail is gone…
        • Now we have a frog…
  • Read: “Frog On A Log”
    • If you don’t have the book, you can read it here.
    • Play a rhyming game with your child.
      • Say “If I were a … (cat, bear, mouse, etc) I would sit on a…?”
      • Have your child come up with a rhyming word for the animal you named, then repeat the rhyme.
      • Switch, and have your child say the phrase with an animal of their choice. You come up with the rhyming word.

Friday

Frog Counting Grid
  • Counting Frogs
    • Print the frog chart found under additional resources and have your child practice 1:1 Correspondence. (Directions at bottom of chart)
  • Frog Story
    • Take time to write a frog story with your child. You can start with a prompt, such as ‘Once upon a time there was a little frog’ or allow them to start their own way.
    • Write your child’s words on blank sheets of paper. Have them draw pictures for each page.
    • Make sure to make a cover. Have your child write the title of their book and their name.
    • Staple the pages together and have your child share their book. You can also record your child sharing their book and send to family members to see.

Additional Resources

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