What is the lesson:
Leapfrog Jump! Your child will jump from lily pad to lily pad, like a frog!
- PW40. The young toddler‘s lifestyle is characterized by active, physical play.
- PW50. The older toddler engages in a variety of physical activities.
- PW51. The young toddler will show increased visual ability and perception.
A gross motor activity for your toddler. This helps them learn to balance, build muscles in their legs and core.
Educational cartoon Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3ElGMVU6SY
- Green paper
- Cut paper into the shape of a lily pad
- Line them up a handful of inches apart
- Demonstrate yourself jumping from paper to paper
- Allow toddler to jump from paper to paper
- Play songs like “Jeremiah was a bullfrog,” and other songs about frogs in the background while you jump to make it more fun!
Activity Wrap Up:
Talk about how frogs use their legs to jump
How do I know what my child is learning?
Your toddler should be able to, or be begging to try and jump with two feet off the ground.
How can you extend this activity? (Modifications)
You can extend this activity by watching videos of frogs jumping and talking about how frogs use their legs to jump.
Helpful Hints: (Pitfalls & Solutions)
If you don’t have green paper, it's no big deal. You can use any paper you have on hand. Don’t have paper? Don’t worry! Use pillows instead!