FROGS

Interactive Big Book


Children will delight in this new and innovative way to interact with a big book. Number sense and literacy skills are developed as children move the characters from one story scene to the next while singing the familiar tune. These books are also a great resource for teaching English as a second language. Anyone can use these books to help children learn to read and learn basic math skills.
This book targets: Counting, Number Skills, Action words, and Prepositions.
Children pick a frog off the log and move it to a lily pad in the cool pool as they count down in this delightfully fun book.
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ART

LONG-TOUNGUE FROG

Colored and cut out a frog and then fan-folded pink construction paper strip for the tongue. A fly is glued to the end of the tongue.


BIG MOUTH FROGS
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After reading the book "Big Mouthed Frog" we made our own big mouth frog puppets. Paint a paper plate red on one side and green on the other. Once dried fold in half and glue googly eyes or cotton balls close to fold to make the eyes.

MATH

5 TADPOLES

Skills:
Subtraction/Counting backwards
Counting
Ordinal numbers
Children remove tadpoles (attached with Velcro) as recite poem - learning ordinal numbers too

At poems end open bottom flap of grocery bag to reveal frogs.
Get your free printable including poem and instructions here.


FROG EATING BUGS

I painted a melon ball scooper green and added some googly eyes to make our hungry frog. Children feed the frog insects and place the correct number of insects in each numbered cup.


FROGGY CATCH GAME


Each child has their own blower. They color a frog and poke a hole in the center and slide it on their blower. I drew and cut out several insects out of gray felt and programmed the back of each insect with a number. Then I put a small piece of the hooked-side of Velcro at the end of each blower.
To play the game a child uses his frog's tongue (blower) to catch a bug (the Velcro will stick to the felt). He then turns the bug over and identifies the number. When finished the child can put the bugs in numerical order.
Extensions of the game - have child catch two bugs and say which number is higher and which is lower. Have child catch a bug, identify number and stack that number of Unifix cubes. Have child catch two bugs and write an equation.
Froggy Catch Literacy Game
Program back of bugs with alphabet. Child catches bug, identifies letter and sound.
Extension: Program back of bugs with consonants. Use magnetic letters to make a word family, such as "at" on table. Child catches a bug, identifies the letter and sound, places it in front of the word family to make a new word. Child can write new word also.


5 GREEN AND FRECKLED FROGS PROP

Simple to make.
materials:
Paper towel tube
Clip art of 5 frogs
Ribbon or construction paper strips.
Attach the frogs to the ribbon or construction paper strips.
Wrap the ribbon or strips around the paper towel tube.
As you sing the familiar song turn down a frog. See below

This can also be used as a very simple time-timer. To help with transitions you can show prop saying 5 frogs till clean up and music.

SCIENCE


Life cycle of frog using sequencing cards


LIFE CYCLE

Life cycle poster and sequencing cards

MORE

Hop Little Froggy
Submitted by Terrance
Hop little, hop little, hop little Froggy.(hop fingers up arm)
Don't be slow,(shake index finger) and don't be soggy.(shake other index finger)
Hop little, hop little, hop little froggy,(hop fingers
You'll have flies for breakfast.(spoon up flies)

Hop little, hop little, hop little Froggy.
Don't be slow, and don't be soggy.
Hop little, hop little, hop little froggy,
 You'll have flies for lunch.

Hop little, hop little, hop little Froggy.
Don't be slow, and don't be soggy.
Hop little, hop little, hop little froggy,
You'll have flies for dinner,
And ice cream for dessert!(rub tummy)

I'M A LITTLE FROG
(sung to the tune of "I'm a Little Teapot")
I'm a little froggy,
Slick and green.
I once was a tadpole,
As you have seen.
Then I grew some strong legs
While swimming about,
And now I'm a frog.
Hurray, let's shout!
"Ribbit!"

FROG FLANNEL BOARD
Five Little Frogs--Flannel story
Five little frogs
Were down at the pond,
Down at the pond at play.
Along came a hungry_________,
And chased one frog away.

Four little frogs,
Were down at the pond,
Down at the pond at play.
Along came a wiggly________.
And chased one frog away.

Three little frogs
Were down at the pond,
Down at the pond at play.
Along came a giant_________,
And chased one frog away.

Two little frogs
Were down at the pond,
Down at the pond at play,
Along came a purple________,
And chased one frog away.

One little frog
Was down at the pond,
Down at the pond at play,
Along came a flying_________,
And chased the frog away.

Then no little frogs
were down at the pond,
 Down at the pond at play.
 Where do you think the little frogs went.
When they all hopped away.

SCIENCE ACTIVITY
FROG SKIN
Tell the children that some kinds of frogs change their skin from light to
dark green, depending on where they are. Ex. If a frog sat on a white rock,
would the skin be light or dark green? answer: light green
Ask children other questions like, if a frog sits on a leaf what shade of
green would he be? etc.....
Extension: Go to a paint store and pick up a paint chip card for the color
green. Cut out the individual color chips and mount them on index cards. Let
the children arrange the colors from light to dark.

Stuffed Frogs
Cut two frogs from construction paper.  Children can draw on features.
Staple
around the frog leaving an open space.  Children can stuff them with cotton
and staple the opening closed.

FROG UNIT
Submitted by Jan
I'm A Little Turtle
(sung to the tune of "I'm A Little Teapot")

I'm a little turtle with a shell,
I have four legs, a head, and a tail,
When I get so scared I want to hide,
I pull my head and legs inside!

FIVE LITTLE FROGS
Five little frogs
Were down at the pond
Down at the pond at play
Along came a hungry ________,
And chased one frog away.

Four little frogs
Were down at the pond
Down at the pond at play.
Along came a wiggly ________,
And chased one frog away.

Three little frogs
Were down at the pond
Down at the pond at play
Along came a giant ________,
And chased one frog away.

Two little frogs
Were down at the pond
Down at the pond at play
And chased one frog away.

One little frog
Was down at the pond
Down at the pond at play
Along came a flying ________,
And chased one frog away.

Then no little frogs
Were down at the pond
Down at the pond at play
Where do you think the little frogs went
When they all hopped away?

Cooking:
I did this with my children this week and they all enjoyed it.  You could add something for a log and sing
the song Three Speckled Frogs.
Lily-Pad Floats
lime sherbet
lemonade
plastic cups
gummy frogs (three per child)
plastic spoons

Help each child place a small scoop of lime sherbet in the bottom of a cup.
Fill each cup with lemonade.  Add a gummy frog.  Enjoy.

FROG CHANT/GAME
Submitted by Kim
One child sits in the middle of the circle, hiding eyes, crouched down into a ball.  Everyone else chants:
Froggy in the Pond, fast a-sleep,
Froggy inn the pond, fast a-sleep,
Little froggy if your wise,
you will open up your eyes!
Leap, froggy,
Leap froggy,
leap, leap, leap!
Child(frog) in the middle wakes up and "leaps" on cue.  all take a turn!

Big Mouth Frog Flannel Board Story
Submitted by Jan
The Big Mouth Frog
You will need: 1 frog (or you can use two-one with a big mouth and one with  small mouth), 1 giraffe, 1 elephant, 1 crocodile,
Once upon a time there was a little frog with a Very Big Mouth. The frog use to drive everyone crazy with his big mouth. He was always opening it and hollering at people."HI! WHO ARE YOU? I'M THE BIG MOUTH FROG!"(as you say it make your own mouth big and wide) One morning he decided to find out what everyone ate for breakfast. He hopped out of his frog pond, hopped to the zoo, and began to pester all the animals. The first animal he met was a giraffe. "HI! WHO ARE YOU? WHAT DO YOU EAT FOR BREAKFAST?" The giraffe looked down. "I am a giraffe. I eat leaves for breakfast." "Well, I'M THE BIG MOUTH FROG! I EAT FLIES FOR BREAKFAST!" He stuck out his long tongue, and SLUUUUURP, he caught a fly. Continue with: elephant - leaves; monkeys - bananas; The Big mouth frog went to visit the crocodile. "Hi! WHO ARE YOU? WHAT DO YOU EAT FOR BREAKFAST?" "I am the crocodile. I eat BIG MOUTH FROG for breakfast. Who did you say you were?" I'M THE BIG MOUTH-Ooops! I'm the small mouth frog.(have your mouth go form wide open I eat FL-Ooops... mo-o-squi-i-to-o-es for breakfast."And the small mouth frog hopped right back to his pond. oooh...ooooh(his mouth is making a tiny "o")

Re: Frog Poem
Submitted by Sally
Five Little Froggies
Five little froggies sitting on a well
One looked up, and down he fell.
Froggies jumped high,
Froggies jumped low.
Four little froggies sitting on a well
One looked up, and down he fell.
Froggies jumped high,
Froggies jumped low.
Three little froggies sitting on a well
One looked up, and down he fell.
Froggies jumped high,
Froggies jumped low.
Two little froggies sitting on a well
One looked up, and down he fell.
Froggies jumped high,
Froggies jumped low.
One little froggy sitting on a well
He looked up, and down he fell.

Title: FROG  ACTIVITIES
Following cross-curricular ideas submitted by Peg
Five Tadpole Flannel Board
Five little tadpoles swimming near the shore.
The first one said, "Let's swim some more."
The second one said, "Let's rest awhile."
The third one said, "Swimming makes me smile."
The fourth one said, "My legs are growing long."
The fifth one said, "I'm getting very strong."
Five little tadpoles will soon be frogs.
They'll jump from the water and sit on logs.
Math:
 Sequence the above story
Science:
 Observe tadpole growth. Most bait shops have tadpoles. Or scoop water from lake, pond, fountain, or muddy puddle and you will usually catch some. Put in glass bowl. Observe and graph.
Fine Motor:
 Cut large lily pad shapes out of construction or butcher paper. Put small dab of green on shape and let children pretend fingers are frogs hopping from here to there as they spread the paint.
Art:
 Make a Big Mouth Frog. Need paper plate, 2 cotton balls, and 2 small black circles, red tongue and 4 green strips for legs cut from construction paper. Fold paper plate in half. Glue cotton balls on top. Add black circles to cotton balls to make eyes. Glue red tongue to inside of folded plate. Glue 4 legs to bottom of plate.
Snack:
 Lily Pad Cookies
Round cookies or crackers, Green icing
Let each child spread icing on cracker

Title: Mary had a Little Frog
Submitted by Peg
Tune: Mary had a Little Lamb
Mary had a little frog
Little, frog, little frog
Mary had a little frog
It's skin was green as grass
And everywhere that Mary went
Mary went, Mary went
Everywhere that Mary went
The frog would jump and splash

Title: Frogs (flannel board activity)
Following submitted by Shelley
5 little frogs sat on the shore, one went for a swim and then there were 4.
4 little frogs looked out to sea, one went swimming and then there were 3.
3 little frogs said, "What can we do?" 1 jumped in the water then there were 2.
 2 little frogs sat in the sun, this one swam and then there was one.
1 little frog said, "This is no fun." so he dove in the water and then there were none.

Some activities to go with this:
1) Feed the frog:  Draw a large frog on a poster board.  Cut out the mouth and have the children throw bean bags through the frogs mouth.
2)  Frog fishing:  Use a magnetic fishing rod to catch precut frog shapes with an attached magnet.  Add letters, numbers, shapes, etc. to make this game more challenging.
3)  Have the children paint precut frog shapes.  After they have dried add a popsicle stick to create a puppet
4)  Bring out the bells at circle time and use to this song. Adjust your bell playing volume soft, loud, etc.
5 little froggies sitting on a well,
1 peeked in and down he fell.
Froggies jumped high, froggies jumped low
Froggies jumped everywhere, to and fro!

 

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