Frog life cycle activities for preschoolers are a great choice for preschool science because young children can relate to this topic and often have some personal experience with frogs. While we are all stuck at home suddenly homeschooling or looking for ideas to send to our preschool students at home, I have decided to create as many free resources for homeschooling preschool as I can. In this post, you will find two craft ideas, a free frog life cycle printable, a song, as well as some book suggestions. For an added dose of fun, I will be LIVE crafting both this paper plate frog craft, singing the song, and giving a mini-lesson about the frog life cycle ! 8 am PDT Wednesday, March 25th ( that’s 11 am EDT) on my Facebook Page. I will add the video here after the broadcast. Ready for some frog life cycle activities for preschoolers?
Paper Plate Frog Craft
I will be making this LIVE on Facebook and adding the video here when I am done. You can find the step by step tutorial here.
Want another frog craft? Check out this paper bag frog puppet!
Frog Life Cycle Printable
Most preschools have frog life cycle figurines in their science area, I know mine does, but in our current social distancing and lockdown situations, it’s impossible to use communal supplies. I created this FREE printable so every kiddo can have an alternative. These are clear photographs of a frog life cycle, not cartoons. This helps connect children to what a frog life cycle really looks like. Print them out here.
Go through the pictures and ask your child what order they belong in. Have them explain why they chose the order they did, even if you know it to be incorrect. If it’s not right, talk to them about each photo and then together place them in the correct order. Show them how they go in a cycle, not just a line.
There are so many fun songs about frogs, but I think my favorite is 5 Green And Speckled Frogs. I sing in the video above if you need the tune. Get the printable lyrics here.
Frog Life Cycle Books For Preschool
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Fish is Fish by Leo Lionni is a cute book that not only talks about friendship, but it also explains the transformation of a tadpole into a frog in an entertaining way. I have used this book in classrooms while doing animal life cycles, and kids always love how the fish in the book imagines humans as fish with legs! The story of the friendship between the little tadpole and minnow can’t be ignored either, and it’s a great message about change and the way friendships, if true, can withstand change.
From Tadpole to Frog by Wendy Pfeffer is another gem from the “Let’s- Read-And-Find-Out” series. It goes into great detail without offering too much for young readers. When I was reading it to my 2-year-old, I skipped some pages, it’s a little long for him still, but 3-5-year-olds are the perfect age for this nonfiction book. The illustrations are exciting and kept my wiggly man into the book when the text went above his head.
More Frog and Other Pond Life Activities
Find more ideas for activities about frogs and other pond life educational activities here.