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F is for Frog
*Letter T > Toad
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> Frogs and Toads
I Can Read About Frogs
Arts & Crafts > Frogs
and Toads >
I Can Decorate a Frog & a Toad
and Events >
> National Frog Month
Online Jigsaw Puzzles
Online stories > Frogs
Learn all about frogs and toads
at the Franklin Institute with this great online story project
Something Froggy. Click on your choice of primary version
(K-3) or junior version. Along the way are various printable
resources and activities for different age levels (note some
external links are broken).
Organize your frog and toad theme activities for a number of days:
1. What is an
amphibian? Amphibians include frogs, toads and
2. The Frog Cycle: the reproduction and growth development of
frogs and toads
Preschoolers: The frog cycle of a Red-Eyed
Kindergarten to 2nd Grade: The
3. The differences between a frog and a toad.
4. Where does the tree frog live? In the trees of the
rainforest. Frederick, a bull frog
lives in freshwater ponds, lakes, and marshes. (Forest | Wetlands)
5. Do an art or craft project to demonstrate:
a. the differences between a toad and a
frog by creating different textures and/or
b. the frog cycle (metamorphosis)
Activity: Read and discuss materials about amphibians
from the online resources and books:
1. Read online resources or book to the point to where the
child is interested. Engage the child in a related activity or
craft and resume reading at a later time or on a different
Here are a few suggested discussion questions:
1. What information about frogs and toads did you like the
2. What are the main differences between a frog and a toad?
3. What is a tadpole or pollywog?
4. Compare and contrast the "change"
metamorphosis of frog to that of a butterfly.
Note: From this point children ages 2 and over can
Activity: Viewing and Listening to Frogs and Toads
Younger children can enjoy just looking at frog and toad images
and listening to the sounds they make. Imitate the sounds. Visit
National Geographic Kids Creature Feature:
Bull Frog > freshwater ponds, lakes, and marshes
Dart Frog > rain forest
Tree Frog > rain forest
Toad > grasslands
Activity: Online Jigsaw Puzzles Activity > Frog
Skills: Problem solving skills, computer skills > using the mouse,
bilingual English - Spanish
Here is an online jigsaw puzzle the children will enjoy featuring a
frog on a lily pad and a toad. The default puzzle is 6 pieces.
Click on the Change Cut button to change shape and number of pieces.
Activity: Crafts > I Can Decorate a Frog and a Toad
(coloring pages or printable crafts)
1. This activity helps children to learn the physical
differences between a frog and a toad in an simple art activity in
which they can use a variety of materials and create different
textures (sensory experience: smooth and bumpy) on a coloring page
or printable craft.
Activity: Alphabet Printable Lesson Plan Activities for > Letter F Frog or Letter
Activity: Read a frog theme story, poem or song
Visit the frog theme for online
stories suitable for young children. Include a selection
of children's literature from your local library.
Printable Lesson Plan Activities
Letter T Toad
Online jigsaw puzzles bilingual