Thursday, April 16, 2009

Once Upon a Book ~ Little Green Frogs...POND week 3


We Love Frogs so this by far was the best book and Frog day for the Pond theme in our house! We even have 2 frogs!!

So after reading Little Green Frogs by Frances Barry we had lots of hopping good times! My LO loves how the pages unfold to make a giant lily pad.

Summary: Describes how tadpoles develop into frogs, in a book in which the pages unfold and form lily pads with frogs in the center.

Little Green Frogs:


  • Newsprint or paint paper
  • Green paint
  • Scissors
  • Frog template
  • Paper Plate
  • Paintbrushes

To Make:

  • Put green paint and light green paint on the paper plate
  • Give your LO the paper and paintbrushes (you can already cut out the frogs you want or wait till the paper is painted its up to you)
  • If cut out after it is painted let dry then cut out (what I did was trace the frog template on the back so it was ready to go after the poster board dried)
  • After you cut them out let your LO glue the frogs eyes on (either use the templates eyes or googly, (my LO wanted to use the templates! she was very insistant on that). Then have LO's glue them to the pond (we added 2 light light green lily pads for them to stand on)

Light green lily pad:


  • your paper plate you put the green paint on

To Make:

  • After LO's are done painting the frog the plate should be fairly covered with green paint if you need to add more and have LO paint the plate
  • Let dry, cut in half and shape into a lily pad as much as you can!
  • Have LO glue the frog to it and dry

Now its ready for the pondLeap Frog:


  • Green Posterboard or Laminated Construction Paper Lilypads (as many or few as you want)
  • Scissors
  • Tape

To Make:

  • Draw and cut out the lilypads and tape them to the floor

To Play:

  • Have your LO pretend to be frogs and hop to each lilypad you can even have them Ribbit!!!

Lily Pad Frog Number Matchup:


To Make:

  • Cut out your cards

To Play:

  • Have your LO match up the correct number of frogs to the correct numbered lilypad
  • Another Variation: Use the extra set of cards to have older tots practice matching upper/lower case FROG!

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1 comment:

Lara said...

Love it! I'm going to get busy start making my own frog cards. Thanks!