Ribbit! We had a frog filled day today as we focused on the color green! We did lots of frog preschool activities, along with a frog craft. Check out the froggy fun below!
This is a fun game I made a while back. It's Frog Bowling! To make this game, I collected Gerber's Puff containers and taped on frogs I had printed out. I also put number stickers on each 'bowling pin'. To make the base of the game, I used a file folder game and traced around the bottom of the Puff's container. Then, I added number stickers to each circle. I used 6 'bowling pins' for this game.
Frog Bowling Skills: Gross Motor (rolling the ball towards a target), Number Recognition (matching the numbered pins to the numbered circles), Counting (the number of pins knocked down) and taking turns (if playing with multiple children).
Lilypad Gross Motor
We got our hop on as we jumped from lily pad to lily pad. We also used stuffed frogs to practice tossing. We tried to get the frog to land on the lilypad. To make this game, I used non-skid shelf paper in the color green. I just used scissors to cut different lilypad shapes.
Lilypad Gross Motor Skills: Gross Motor (hopping and throwing) and Learning about force (how much force was needed to throw the frog and get it to land on the lilypad).
Frog Puppet Fun
During circle time, I brought out our frog puppet (sorry no photo). Of course the kiddos loved the puppet, but that little frog had some learning fun up his sleeve! Our particular frog puppet only liked green things. When he was given something green he would kiss it! When he iven something that wasn't green, he'd throw it! Crazy little frog! Boy, did this cause some explosive laughter from the little ones! Plus, it helped them focus on objects that were green and objects that were not.
Materials needed: Paper plate, green paper (cut into frog legs), green paint, bubble wrap and paper eyes.
To prep this craft, take a piece of bubble wrap and fold it in half (bubble side out). Staple it shut on the sides and top. This makes a bubble wrap mitten for the kids to paint with! Show your children how to dip the bubble wrap mitten in the green paint and stamp onto the paper plate. Once dry, add the green legs, eyes and draw on a mouth. Now isn't he just cute?!
Do you have any favorite Frog Activities?