What is our theme? Frogs!
What is the lesson:
Making a froggy snack to enjoy!
- PW37. The young toddler participates in physical care routines.
- LC39. The older toddler participates in conversations.
- CD64 The older toddler observes and identifies living things and begins to identify their basic needs
Your child will learn about frogs and healthy eating habits.
Video of frogs found on cape (Spring Peepers):
- Green Apple (1)
- Grapes (2)
- Raisin (2)
- Wash all produce
- Cut apple in half
- To be the mouth, cut a triangle in the bottom third of the apple.
- Cut two grapes in half
- To be the arms, place the halves of one grape on either side of the apple in the middle
- To be the feet, place the halves of each grape on at the bottom of the apple
Activity Wrap Up:
Have your child point to the frog's eyes. Talk about how frogs have two eyes like us. Talk about how many legs and arms a frog has.
How do I know what my child is learning?
Your child will be able to identify this snack as being representative of a frog. Your child is able to identify where the frog's arms, legs, and eyes are.
How can you extend this activity? (Modifications)
You can extend this activity by talking about foods that frogs eat. Tell your child that frogs eat bugs and allow them to feed their snack frog more bugs (Raisins).
Helpful Hints: (Pitfalls & Solutions)
Sometimes your toddler may be hesitant to try different snacks. Allow them to play with the frog and feed it bugs. Allow them to deconstruct the frog if they wish, to encourage them to try it.