Frogs are fascinating! Their big bulgy eyes, strong hopping legs and super strong swimming power are more than enough to keep a child’s interest. Add watching one EAT A BUG and the day is complete! We just studied the Letter F is for Frog in my preschool class. Let me tell you what we did.
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One fascinating thing about frogs is their life cycle. We learned it in a few ways. I showed the children a diagram of the life cycle and pointed out that, after they hatch from eggs, they begin looking like little fish. They agreed that tadpoles look just like fish! I sent them home with a picture of the life cycle of a frog that they could share with their families.
Next, we saw a brief You Tube video that taught about amphibians but it concentrated primarily on frogs. (see it below)
For our daily lesson, I read “Frogs” by National Geographic Kids to our class. It is full of beautiful pictures. This book is perfect for teaching a lesson about frogs for students in preschool, kindergarten and the younger primary grades.
Now this was special>> one of our students caught a frog in her yard and she brought it to school, so we had a real live frog for everyone in our class to see. And my students got to see how to capture a frog, too. LOL Yes, I opened the container for the children to get a better look at the little guy and he hopped out. Gee whiz, frogs can MOVE FAST! Thankfully, I got him safely back into his container. Disaster overted!
Getting movement into our day: we hopped like a frog as we walked down the hallway at school all day long!
5 Fun Facts About Frogs
Frogs are amphibians
Frogs hatch out of eggs.
Frogs breathe through their skin.
A group of frogs is called an “army.”
Baby frogs, called “tadpoles”, look like little fish.
*More fun facts about FROGS here.
If you live near a creek or a pond, take your kids frog-hunting. Put together a little critter habitat for your frog to live in at home for a while before you release him back in the wild. If you do not have easy access to frogs, you can buy a kit and watch it grow!
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Want a really fun frog craft to do with your kids? This F is for Frog Preschool Craft is very special. The frog “hops” on its lily pad!