Directions: Pick which insects, and other pond dwellers you would like to use.
Option 1: Print out pictures of these creatures and attach to pipe cleaners or tongue depressors.
Option 2: Make paper bag puppets of the creatures.
Instructions: After the children have their puppets, bring them to a table or circle. Tell the children they are going to help you tell a story about Loud Mouth Frog and his friends. Make sure each child has a puppet.
Start with child number one and ask one of these questions.
What is your creature going to do?
When is your creature going to go?
Who is your creature going to meet?
What will your creature do next?
Let the children tell their story and write it down on the poster paper. This connects their thoughts to the written word.
Extension: Have the children draw a picture of the story they just told. Type up the story and attach it to the back of each child’s picture.
Cornstarch and conditioner with a few googly eyes. Adding equal parts to begin with adding more cornstarch or conditioner until a dough like consistency is reached.
I would suggest an apron for this activity if the little ones are more on the messy side. It is also a good time to remind them not to touch there face when they are cooking or working with other substances such as the cornstarch.
The finished product, plus a piece of a leaf because the little one wanted her frog dough to have a green tongue.
Have children cut out the frog book template to have frog shaped pages and or cover. Have children cut out or draw pictures of the frogs sitting on the log. Googly eyes make a nice addition to the frog shaped cover. The template can also be used to create a life cycles book.
Have the children write in or cut out and paste the lyrics to the song " Five Green and Speckled Frogs"
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