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.