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From Mrs. B Zebra class. 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.

We made a viewfinder for the life cycle of the frog.

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.

Life cycle of frog using sequencing cards

File folder game called Leap Frog. Objective- labeling number that comes before. Child places the correct numbered frog on the blank frog of the pair.

After reading the book "Big Mouthed Frog" we made our own big mouth frog puppets.

This child is playing with a math manipulative I made to go along with the poem "5 Tadpoles". See below for more pics. Click here to get graphics and poem to make your own.

Children remove tadpoles (attached with Velcro) as recite poem - learning ordinal numbers too - and place inside grocery bag.

At poems end open bottom flap of grocery bag to reveal frogs.

5 Green and Speckled Frogs prop- as you sing the familiar song flip the frogs upside down as you count down. Get the pattern from Math Works

Here two girls are singing the song and using the prop (notice how 3 frogs are upside down and 2 are right side up).

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.

Life cycle poster and sequencing cards

get your free prop here:
5 Green and Speckled Frogs
- Must be unzipped first. Print pond scene on legal size paper. Print and cut out frogs. Using Velcro attach frogs to log and pond. Children move frogs from log to pond as they sing song and count down.

Submitted by Dottie
5 green and speckled frogs sat on a freckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs,
Yum, yum!
One jumped into the pool where it was nice and cool.
Now there are 4 green speckled frogs.
Glug, glug!
4 green and speckled frogs…
3 green and speckled frogs…
2 green and speckled frogs…
1 green and speckled frogs…
Then there were no green freckled frogs. Glug, glug.


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