F > F is for Frog
* Letter T > T is for Toad
Frog > Green
Toad > Brown and gray
Crafts > Hearts Frog (or Toad)
Holidays & Events >
* Feb 14th > Valentine's Day
(heart shape crafts and activities)
> 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
Activity 1: Hearts 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.
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
4. Attach to a craft stick, new pencil or sock for an instant
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 the shapes and color on the
template if using the color template. Ask the children to
identify the colors.
To conduct these activities pieces should be decorated and cut out.
1. Sorting & Sizing: Have the children sort the
hearts by size - smallest to largest.
2. Counting: Count how many of each size there are and
how many in total to assemble the craft. You may want to write numbers on the blank side to acquaint
the children with printed numbers. In this activity you may want
to also count the eyes.
Suggested assembly: (after learning activities)
Note: The hearts for the eyes can be
cut-out as one piece. Ahead of time, pre-paste eyes template (or
wiggly plastic eyes) inside hearts and assemble hind legs for
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 eyes (or wiggly eyes) on the two connected hearts.
2. Paste assembled eyes centered above body.
3. Paste small feet hearts to elongated leg hearts. Paste
the remaining two heart feet aligned to the drawn legs on the body as
4. Indicate to the children to align the black dot found on the
upper hind legs to the dots found on the body and paste.
Activity 3: Alphabet Printable Activities for: Letter F Frog or
Letter T Toad
Activity 4: Science
& Social Studies: Learning about Frogs and Toads
Activity 5: Online Story time > Frogs
Select an online story in the frog
and toad sections.
Other activities: Include poems, songs (music),
literature or nursery
rhymes of your choice. Movement and exercise: play leap
*Glue or glue stick
*any paper, card stock, construction paper
*materials to color with