F > F is for Frog
*Letter T > T is for Toad
Frog > Green
Toad > Brown and gray
Crafts > Jumping
or Swimming Frog (or Toad)
Holidays & Events >
> 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
Activity #1: Jumping or Swimming Frog Craft (or adapt to decorate as a
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
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
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
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.
To conduct these activities pieces should be decorated and cut out.
1. Counting and number recognition: Count how many
templates are needed to assemble the frog. Count the legs and
point to the numbers 1 to 4 and how these are matched for
placement on the oval body template. You may want to write numbers on the blank side
of the remaining templates in the order of assembly.
Suggested assembly: (after learning activities)
Review the following steps with the children and they can refer to
the small image on the template. It is helpful to display and
assemble one in front of large groups by steps.
1. Paste smile template between the cheek curves on the head
2. Paste eyes centered above head.
3. Paste assembled head on the bottom of the oval under number 3
4. Have the children paste the legs in numerical order from one
to four using the small picture as a guide.
Activity 3: Alphabet Printable Activities > Letter F Frog or
Letter T Toad
Activity 4: Science
& Social Studies: Learning about Frogs and Toads
Activity 5: Character Education: Fairness
Read and print the online story Fran
the Fair Frog, and visit the parent
Read a book or online story
Visit the frog
and toad sections for online stories and additional activities that
incorporate these amphibians.
Other activities: Incorporate the craft during poems, songs (music) or nursery
rhyme and picture book presentations of your choice. Movement and exercise: play leap
*Glue or glue stick
*any paper, card stock, construction paper
*materials to color with