Frog Craft (or Toad) | Learn Heart Shape
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 > Hearts Frog (or Toad)
Holidays & Events >
* Feb 14th > Valentine's Day (heart shape crafts and activities)
* April > National Frog Month
heart 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 frog or toad almost entirely assembled with heart shapes (except the eyes). 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 craft is appropriate for many themes listed in the activities column.
Activity 1: Hearts 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.
Other decorations and ideas for the craft option:
1. Replace eyes template with large plastic wiggly eyes instead of the eyes template (for children ages 3+ only)
3. Tape a ribbon, string or a piece of magnet to the back to use as decoration or ornament.
4. Attach to a craft stick, new pencil or sock for an instant puppet.
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 the shapes and color on the
template if using the color template. Ask the children to
identify the colors.
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