We are loving our spring themes this year. Our frog theme was a fun way to learn about animals and life cycles. Check out this week full of all kinds of frog themed learning and fun!
Frog Life Cycle:
Frog Problem & Solution:
Nest we read a really cute story called Ribbit! by Rodrigo Folguiera. Before reading, we practiced making predictions.
Frog on a Log Comprehension:
Frog Letter Writing:
Pond Sound Stamping:
Rhyming Lily Pads:
Frog Name Craftivity:
For this week’s name craft we created a frog pond. First, Madelynn cut the frog and lily pad pieces out. Then she wrote the letters in her name on each lily pad. After she finished writing, she glued the frog together and added the lily pads underneath in order to spell her name.
Color by Shape Frog:
Frog Clip Cards:
Our second math goal this week, was working on comparing numbers. Madelynn choose a lily pad comparison card and counted the number of flies on each side. After comparing the numbers she decided which side had more and used a frog clip to chomp the side with MORE flies.
Grab & Compare Frogs:
Next, for more comparing practice I filled a small bin with plastic jumping frogs. Madelynn grabbed one handful, counted the number of frogs, and wrote it on a recording sheet. Then, she grabbed another handful of frogs, counted and recorded the amount. Then, she compared the two numbers and colored the lily pad with MORE frogs.
Sort & Compare Frogs:
Our last comparing practice activity incorporating sorting. I filled a small bin with rainbow gummy frogs (you could also use colored plastic frogs again). Madelynn sorted the frogs by color. Then she counted the number of each color and recorded in the appropriate place on the recording sheet. In each section she compared the two numbers and colored the lily pad with LESS frogs this time.
Frog Number Sense Mats:
Comparing Frog Jumps:
After learning about so many fun and interesting frogs, we talked about what it would be like to bea frog. Then we conducted a little investigation to show how amazing frogs’ jumps really are. Ahead of time I marked a starting point with chalk, and measured the adjusted distances that the 3 frog types would jump if they were the same height as an average preschooler. Then I label each distance with a picture/name of that frog. Madelynn helped me lay out a 6 ft tape measure from the starting point. Then she stood at the starting point and jumped as far as she could. We repeated this 4 times and recorded the data. Afterwards we discussed the results. We definitely can’t jump nearly as far as frogs can with their amazingly strong legs!
Froggy Pond Sensory Bin:
Label a Frog Craft:
Jell-O Frog Excavation:
To prepare this fun sensory activity, I started by making 2 large packages of blue Jell-O according to the package directions. Then before placing in the refrigerator to set, I added plastic frogs. We waited for the Jell-O to set overnight. Then Madelynn used spoons, scoops, and tools to rescue the frogs from the sticky pond.