Frog Craft (or Toad) Stand-up
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities
*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 > Stand-up Frog (or Toad)
Holidays & Events >
April > National Frog Month
Math > counting, matching
Seasons > Spring
Age group: Older toddlers to early
Young children will have fun making an easy and fun craft of a sitting 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: Stand-up 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. Indicate to children that the base does not have to be colored. 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.
1. Ask the children to
identify the colors they have chosen to color the templates.
*Glue or glue stick
*any paper, card stock, construction paper
*materials to color with