There is just so much amazing stuff to read about Frogs. I remembered our science lab.
Really, I was going to tell the kids just few amazing facts or similar and I ended up noting so many more for myself. Don’t believe me? Take a look at a page in my diary. 🙂
I am going to keep this post short but crisp and clear for all those who could use the information herein.
This week we delve into one more story by an Indian Author. “Little Frog” or “Nanha Mendhak” is a bilingual book by Tulika books. The story is by Ranjitham Paul and is about a little frog who is waiting for Rain.
The book is ideal to teach “Days of the week” with a story and of course the life cycle of a frog.
The pictures by T.R.Rajesh are delightful and make me want to try painting some frogs and fishes of my own.
The fact that this is a bilingual book is an added advantage if you want your children to learn few Hindi words along with the English story. (Also available in other Indian languages.)
Life cycle of a Frog:
There is a printable available on Learncreatelove. I loved it and used it to make up a cute activity for my kids.
(Lorelei and Kimberly, I love your website. It has so many useful printables. Thank you from me.)
I would love it if you moms too take a look at her site.
Here’s how we used the printable. We also printed the chart which has a description of the various stages.
Amazing facts about Frogs:
There are so many facts you could teach the children of different ages. Check my diary page above or for some free videos, check you tube.
Life in a pond:
The book also describes the different animals and birds in a pond. You could go deeper if you wanted to teach on a pond eco-system or animal habitats.
Days of the week:
The story line mentions the days of the week.
Crystalandcomp has some very nice worksheets for alphabet and much more. ( Thank you Crystal for your amazing website. I found it very useful.)
We have used their idea to make a frog with the letter F. We just added the red pipe-cleaner as a tongue. Here’s a picture.
There is a free maths Frog hop worksheet available at 123homeschool4me. A wonderful website to visit if you are planning to homeschool your kids. (Thank you Beth for this amazing webpage.)
Paper bag Frog:
This is the most common craft and yet one of the awesome crafts available on the theme Frog.
Here’s one from Iheartcraftythings which includes a free template. (Thank you Rachel for this awesome craft.)
Plastic cup frogs:
This is the one we made. Here is a picture.
Games to play
Action games: Jumping like a frog, Pull out your tongue like the frog, Swim like a tadpole.
Frog jump game: It was so much fun. It is available easily in the toy shop. You press the backside of the little plastic frogs and they jump into the blue plastic pond.
So, all in all, we had super fun. Here is a picture to sum up all that we did to enjoy our theme: Frogs.
If you liked our post and try some of the activities do let us know. We are always happy to have feedback from you.
Thanks for stopping by.
Lots of jumps,