Are you looking for something besides bees and butterflies when it comes to teaching lifecycles or habitats? Well, a frog thematic unit can provide optimal learning and fun for your little one.
In fact, there are a variety of frog activities for preschool that can enhance motor activity and be tied to science concepts and standards. Whether you want a lesson with frog-themed simple crafts, or extend to a whole frog-themed unit, these frog printables and frog sensory projects are certain to engage your preschooler.
1. Building Background on the Frog Life Cycle
Before you teach the frog life cycle, there are some awesome videos on YouTube to help your little ones build background. They can make connections about how baby frogs (eggs) become (adult frogs), and you can even start your lesson with some free books about frogs.
This is a simple frog worksheet on Pinterest about the frog life cycle which will help your preschooler understand the basics.
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2. Frog Life Cycle Notes
Once you have built some background, cut-and-paste notes are a great next step. While there are tons of options available, you want to choose something that a preschooler can understand, handle, and enjoy.
This frog printable is simple and can be done multiple times until a student reaches independence, and this YouTube video can be used along with it.
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3. Interactive Frog Life Cycle Notes
4. Frog Lifecycle Headbands
5. Edible Frog Life Cycle Snack
If you are looking for sensory material, this activity is perfect for a hungry preschooler. Teach Beside Me gives you all the steps you need to complete this task and the materials are affordable and modifiable - you can use different types of fruits to represent frog eggs, for example.
You can take this idea and make it your own and come up with some great results like this video here.
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6. Frog Origami
7. Paper Frog Puppet
8. Paper Plate Frog Puppet
If you have some paper plates then you can create a paper plate frog puppet, which is shown in this video. Of course, the process can be simplified like this item on Pinterest.
Of all the YouTube videos out there on frog paper plate activities, this is one of the most straightforward for teachers.
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9. Frog Life Cycle Paper Plate
10. Frog Mask
Preschoolers love masks and there are many frog-themed books that can go along with this mask activity, perfect for any preschool teacher or parent.
Get out those paper plates again and watch this video to see how to make some simple frog masks, or you can look at some creative ideas at this teacher link.
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11. Frog Playdough Pond
All you need is two playdough colors for this simple playdough frog, but if you really want to go all out, you can create a frog playdough pond with these teacher instructions. This art project helps introduce the ideas of environment or habitat.
You can even add some cute plastic frogs for play!
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12. Frog Habitat Craft
Perhaps your student has mastered the lifecycle, but they need to know more about the frog's environment. This craft will help your student explore words such as habitat or pond.
You can even grab those paper plates again to make some creative frog pond crafts like a lily pad pond plate.
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