5 Little Speckled Frogs Craft and Activities
Suggested Books: If You Hopped Like a Frog by David M. Schwartz (not all about frogs, but a funny and educational book)
2 1/2 toilet paper tubes
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
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.
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.
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.
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