Storytime Theme: Froggy Fun

Ribbit! Ribbit! We had a “toad-aly” awesome time at storytime this week! (Yeah, sorry about that.  I love a pun!)  This week we ran into several talking points while going through the books and songs.  We managed to talk about the sounds, shapes, colors, diet, mobility and life cycle of the frog in addition to reading our books, singing songs and doing a fun craft!  Next week we are on spring break, so no post from me.  See you again in April!

frogs

Books:

  • Green Wilma by Tedd Arnold (This a cute rhyming book that left the kids giggling all the way to the surprise ending!)
  • From Tadpole to Frog by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld (This nonfiction book shows pictures of frog eggs and the process of a tadpole maturing to a frog. The kids were very interested and had no idea of the amount of changes a frog goes through.)
  • Hop Jump by Ellen Stoll Walsh (A happy little book that celebrates being different.)
  • Ribbit by Jorey Hurley (I used this book with the toddlers. It’s simple with only one word per page, but lots of information in the illustrations.)
  • Froggy Learns to Swim by Jonathan London (Froggy is scared to swim until he has no other choice!.)

Activity:

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Frog Puppets: I gave each child a frog to color, along with a popsicle stick to stick it onto.  Next, they insert the stick into a slit on a “lily pad” (precut on green construction paper).   They LOVED making the frog jump off the lily pad!

Songs/Fingerplays:                                                                                              

I used CD’s this week. However, I did make a prop for “5 Little Speckled Frogs” (credit to an unknown blogger on Pinterest for the idea).  See the picture and songs below:

Song: “5 Little Speckled Frogs”  CD: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!

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Song: “The Little Green Frog” CD: Frog Went A-Dancing

 

 

This lesson plan is free and you have my permission to use it all you want.  I just ask that you give me a little love by crediting me on any blog or social media post.  Thank you!

 

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