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F is for Frog
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Story time > Animals
The Lilypad, story & drawings by Eric Owen
Ages: 2+ to 6
Review all alphabet and printable materials for a letter F
presentation and colorful display.
Activity #1: Review or present information about frogs and toads.
Tell the children they are going read a great story about a frog
called Fred, but first, you are going to review or discuss some fun
facts about frogs and toads.
First, ask the children what they know about frogs and log the
Activity #2: Online Story time or a book of your choice
Lilypad written by Eric Owen is a delightful short story of
the adventures of Fred the frog looking for a new place to
live. Find out how he finally finds a perfect home and how he
finds it by helping others.
Read the online story The
Lilypad and here are some story discussion suggestions:
1. The story includes other animals: turtle, rabbits,
worm, squirrel and snake, etc. Discuss in which sequence did
Fred the Frog meet them (ordinal numbers practice). Who did he meet first, second,
2. Discuss where some of these animals live: the rabbits live
in a warren, the squirrel that lives in the bough of a tree, the worm
lives under the ground, etc. What kind of habitat could this
be? A forest? by a pond?
3. What is Fred's good deed in the story? Who does he
save? What happens to him in the process of saving the
unprotected nest with chicks?
Activity #3: Art and Crafts
1. Print your choice of a printable frog
craft and incorporate the alphabet
2. Craft activity to compare a frog and toad
> sensory experience: smooth frog and bumpy toad.
Activity #4: Alphabet
Letter F Frog and incorporate craft activity
1. Tell the children they are going to make a fun frog project
(craft or coloring page activity).
2. Point to the letter F frog color poster and tell the children the
word frog starts with the letter F as well as Fred, the frog's
name in the story, and the F sounds like ... Trace the letter F with
your finger as you make the sound.
2. Review other letter F words in the activity
worksheet. Ask them if they can think of other things that have that
3. Include handwriting practice at your discretion.
a snack break or free play time
Activity #5: Hop around like a Frog or Leap frog
1. To get the children excited have fun hopping/jumping like a
frog around the room, at the same time ask the children to say the F
sound when they hop. Join the children in the hopping.
Have a great froggy fun day!
*white paper or green construction paper
*something to color with.
*scissors (ahead of time)
* glue or glue stick.