5 Little Speckled Frogs Craft and Activities

We have frog inspired activities to share with you today. The activities today work on letter recognition, counting, matching, motor skills, and fun–you are going…

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We have frog inspired activities to share with you today. The activities today work on letter recognition, counting, matching, motor skills, and fun–you are going to want to check out our 5 Little Speckled frogs craft because it actually hops! So let’s jump in and get right to it. 🙂

Five Little Speckled Frogs Craft and Activities: Including learning activities, gross motor play, and a toilet paper roll craft template that makes hopping frogs

5 Little Speckled Frogs Craft and Activities

Five Little Speckled Frogs Craft and Activities: Including learning activities, gross motor play, and a toilet paper roll craft template that makes hopping frogs

Suggested Books: If You Hopped Like a Frog by David M. Schwartz (not all about frogs, but a funny and educational book)

Suggested Song5 Little Speckled Frogs (You Tube video by Tike Tunes)

 

5 Little Speckled Frogs Hopping Craft
Simple craft to make that is tons of fun to play and sing with. Frogs will be flying!
Five Little Speckled Frogs Craft and Activities: Including learning activities, gross motor play, and a toilet paper roll craft template that makes hopping frogs
Free Printable5 Little Speckled Frogs
Objectives: Music and Singing, Fine Motor Skills, Fun
Age Group: Preschool/Tot school
Supplies:
2 1/2 toilet paper tubes
Crayons/markers
Paper
Stapler
Scissors
The inside of a spring loaded toilet paper holder to make frogs jump-if you don’t have one available, you could just flick the frogs at the right time during the song
Directions:
1.  Cut out the printable and color the frogs. Ms Tiger loves using her scissors, so I let her cut out her frogs all by herself. Make sure kids know to only cut out on the solid lines. The line above the frogs head should not be cut out.

 

 

2.  Fold the paper with the frogs on the dotted line.

3.  Cut toilet paper tubes in half and color if you would like. Each child will need 5 pieces to make a log for each frog.

4.  Put the bottom part of each frog paper inside a tube and staple together at the top, leaving the bottom open so the log can stand up.

Five Little Speckled Frogs Craft and Activities: Including learning activities, gross motor play, and a toilet paper roll craft template that makes hopping frogs

5.  To make the frog jump, pull the toilet paper holder down, place the open end of the log on top and let it go.

 

 

 

Our frogs jumped really far. It took a little bit of practice for Ms. Tiger to be able to hold the toilet paper holder right, but she figured it out. It helped to put it on top of a non slippery surface like the carpet or piece of fabric (We used a pot holder). I would help her put her frog in the right spot, then she would release the holder sending her frog high into the air. (Make sure it isn’t pointed toward anyone for safety)  Mr. Tickles wasn’t strong enough to make our frogs jump on his own, but that didn’t discourage him from enjoying our activity.

 

 

Find Froggy
My kids can play this game over and over again. It’s a great time filler and no prep or cleanup needed.
Five Little Speckled Frogs Craft and Activities: Including learning activities, gross motor play, and a toilet paper roll craft template that makes hopping frogs
Objectives: Visual Perception,  Increase Concentration
Age Group: Preschool/Tot School
Supplies:
Toy frog
Directions:
1.  Hide the frog, then let kids find it.

We would count to 10 together while I hid their frogs. I hid 2 so each one could have their own to find. After Ms. Tiger found hers, she would help her brother find his. I love watching them work together.

 

Lilly Pad Jump 
A simple game for fun gross motor play.
Five Little Speckled Frogs Craft and Activities: Including learning activities, gross motor play, and a toilet paper roll craft template that makes hopping frogs
Objectives: Gross Motor Skills, Coordination, Counting, Fun,
Age Group: Preschool/Tot School
Supplies:
Green Paper
Scissors
Tape
Dice
Directions:
1.  Cut paper out in the shape of a lily pad and tape to the floor close enough together that kids can jump from one to the other.
2.  Have child roll the dice, then jump on the lily pads as many times as the dice indicated.

 

Mr. Tickles skipped and hopped around on the lily pads. He loves counting, which often sounds like this, “1,2,3,5,3,5,3,5…” :). Ms. Tiger loved rolling the dice and trying to make a path from one side of the lily pads to the other.

 

Frog Finds A Letter Game
A matching and letter recognition game.
Five Little Speckled Frogs Craft and Activities: Including learning activities, gross motor play, and a toilet paper roll craft template that makes hopping frogs
Free Printable: A-Z Letter Mat
Objectives: Letter recognition, Matching
Age Group: Preschool
Supplies:
Frog stickers
Magnet or milk cap
Letters (flash cards or toy letters)
Directions:
1.  Stick frog stickers on each magnet or cap. We used 5, because I had 5 stickers 🙂
2.  To play, have child randomly select a letter and put a frog on it. We used flash cards I found in Target’s dollar bins.

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Five Little Speckled Frogs Craft and Activities: Including learning activities, gross motor play, and a toilet paper roll craft template that makes hopping frogs
Thanks for joining us, Love-Katie & the Kiddos (updated 4/2016)

13 comments

  1. These idea are adorable, my kids would have hopped for these when they were younger!

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

    1. Hi Jeannine, Ours too! I constantly catch my daughter singing it as she plays. Thanks for stopping in 🙂

    1. Hi Laura, Thanks so much! I was super excited when the launcher actually worked! My husband thought I was a bit nuts, but that's okay because the kids loved it! Thanks for sharing our activity with your readers, I really appreciate it 🙂

    1. Hi Selena, thanks for taking the time to visit and leave such a nice comment! Hope you have a great day 🙂

    1. Hi Amanda, thanks so much! It was lot's of fun, I even joined in, lol 🙂

  2. Oh my goodness, what wonderful and cute ideas you've shared here! I love them. 5 Green and Speckled Frogs is one of our favourite finger play songs!

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    xoxo

    1. Hi Jennifer, thanks so much! I agree, it's a really fun song 🙂

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