What is our theme? The Frog Life Cycle
What is the lesson (overall purpose)?
Continuing the frog life cycle focusing on the froglet and adult frog stage.
LC29 The younger toddler understands educators’ simple requests and statements referring to the present situation
LC32 The older toddler understands more abstract and complex statements and requests that refer to positions in space, reference to time, ideas, feelings and the future
CD47 The younger toddler expects certain things to happen as a result of his actions
CD48 The older toddler demonstrates an awareness of the effects of certain actions
CD66 The younger toddler explores with sensory art materials and uses them to create visual effects
CD69 The older toddler creatively explores and experiments using a variety of sensory materials and art mediums
As a tadpole develops into a frog, they transition into the “froglet” stage. During this stage, the tadpole develops back and front legs and continues to live in the water. At the end of the froglet stage, the froglet will lose its tail and develop into the adult frog. The adult frog lives on land, has four legs and no tail.
Songs, Books & Videos (Motivational Techniques):
https://youtu.be/wRSFLxsxEQQ Video: What is a froglet
https://youtu.be/wGIc7KitJCA Song: Life Cycle of A Frog
https://youtu.be/F3ElGMVU6SY Video: Dr. Binocs’ Life Cycle of a Frog
https://youtu.be/2Re3_j7WoaU Story: A Frog’s Life
styrofoam plates (or paper plate) at least three (two for the feet and one to place the paint in.)
large sheet of paper to place frog feet prints
- Using the picture below as a reference, cut out two ‘frog feet’ from the Styrofoam plates. Attach the construction paper as shown in the photo. (These should be just big enough to comfortably slip over your child’s hands.
- Have your child place the “feet” over their hands.
- Now gently have your child dip the frog feet into the plate of green paint, covering the feet completely
- Ask your child to gently place their paint covered frog feet on the large sheet of paper, making footprints.
- Continue this process until they are satisfied with their painting.
Activity Wrap Up:
How many prints did you make? Can you count them? Do you remember how many feet a frog has?
Can you remember the stages of a frog’s development? (egg, tadpole, froglet, adult frog)
How do I know what my child is learning? (Assessment)
Painting with young children not only helps their creative development but it also stimulates their brain. Stimulating children's brains can also help other areas of their development. ... Most children enjoy a good messy painting experience, this will allow them to freely express themselves and develop their creativity.
How can you extend this activity? (Modifications)
Try using a variety of paint colors instead of just green.
Helpful Hints: (Pitfalls & Solutions):
If you don’t have a large sheet of paper, try taping several sheets together. Try using a newspaper if you like.