Frog Craft (or Toad) Jumping or
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities
|Themes||Instructions and Suggestions||Materials|
*Letter F > F is for Frog
*Letter T > T is for Toad
Animals > Endangered > Amphibians > Frog and Toad
Frog > Green
Toad > Brown and gray
Crafts > Jumping or Swimming Frog (or Toad)
Holidays & Events >
* April > National Frog Month
oval shape, counting, sizing, sorting
Seasons > Spring
Age group: Older toddlers to early
Young children will have fun making an easy and fun craft of a swimming or jumping frog or toad. Many basic skills can be addressed during and after the craft assembly process. Other printable support materials and links to related activities are provided.
This frog or toad theme is appropriate for other educational themes listed in the activities column.
Activity #1: Jumping or Swimming Frog Craft (or adapt to decorate as a Toad)
Review your options for printing the craft as well assembly options that best meets your needs. Before assembly conduct some of the learning activities suggested below.
Printing and assembly options for the craft:
Option 1: Print craft color template (for a frog) and assist with scissor cutting when needed. Encourage older children to cut out their own templates as much as possible. Conduct learning activities below and assemble.
Option 2: Print black and white templates. Children can color and decorate. Show children real images of frogs and toads. Visit this activity to incorporate the physical differences between a frog and a toad during the craft assembly. Decide ahead of time which colors will be used and additional materials to incorporate.
Option 3: For large groups or to recycle left over materials, print black & white templates directly on green paper for a frog theme or brown for a toad. Children can add other details such as stripes, spots and materials to create the bumpy texture of a toad.
Activities #2: Basic Skills Learning Activities to conduct before craft assembly:
Choose those activities you feel are appropriate for the ages of children.
Shapes & Colors Activity:
1. Ask children to identify any identifiable shapes and colors on the
template if using the color template: oval body and head, circle eyes
and small circles on the feet, etc. Ask the children to
identify the colors they have chosen to color the templates.
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