Overview Books and an art activity will introduce students to the stages of a frog's life cycle.
Grade Level(s) Kindergarten - First Grade
Suggested Time 30-45 Minutes
• Book: Growing Frogs by Vivian French
• Bubble wrap (with small bubbles)
• Black plastic garbage bag
• Black permanent marker/ green marker
• Frog/Froglet cutouts
• Glue or tape
• Brown and light blue construction paper
Objectives Students will be able to: Name the four stages of a frog's life cycle in order.
|Frog Life Cycle Activity|
Preparation 1. Print the frog and froglet cut outs for each student.
2. Cut a small square of bubble wrap for each student.
3. Cut a small square of black garbage bag for each student.
4. Cut a small piece of brown construction paper for each student.
Motivation Start the class with reading Growing Frogs by Vivian French
Make your own Frog Life Cycle Diagram:
• Cut out a blue circle in cardstock or construction paper
• Cut out the frog/froglet template and color them with green marker.
• Cut out a tadpole body from the black plastic trash bag.
• For the frog eggs cut out bubble wrap shapes and put black dots in the center of the bubbles with permanent marker (this doesn't rub off, so is ideal)
• Cut a rock shaped piece from brown construction paper for the frog to sit on.
• Stick each item in order around the pond labeling them eggs > tadpole >froglet >frog drawing arrows in a circle.
Conclusion Hang the work of your students on the classroom bulletin board.
Next Day Extension Read the Very Hungry Caterpillar to the classroom. Using the white board, compare the life cycle of a frog to that of a caterpillar.
Age Appropriate Research - http://www.kiddyhouse.com/Themes/frogs/