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Dragonfly has been very interested in frogs since we've caught the Pacific Tree Frog in our yard. We
still have him, and he is very happy in the "habitat" that we've made for him.
His name is "Mr. Froggy" or "Mr." We alternate his diet between live crickets and live flightless fruit flies. The kids love watching him eat.
Did you know that tree frogs need to close their eyes to swallow their prey? And that their teeth are just for holding the food until they swallow it? And that pacific tree frogs can camouflage themselves as needed? I've learned so much about our little froggy this week, and the kids have, too.
Theme: tree frogs
Sensory: frog pond sensory bin
Activities: frog life cycle cards
tadpole to frog puzzle
parts of a frog cards
metamorphosis roll and cover game
pouring frog eggs
parts of a frog puzzle
Books: "The Pacific Tree Frog"
"Frog Life Cycle"
"One Frog Sang"
"Too Many Frogs"
Our Activity Trays:
Suzie's Homeschool Education Ideas pair so well with the life cycle figures from Safari Ltd (Amazon link). Dragonfly is really good at matching up the pieces and putting them in order.
Quadro Jug from Amazon (pictured), in preparation of pouring drinks practice. I was pretty nervous about how Dragonfly would handle glassware, but she did very well. The Quadro Jug is perfectly sized for preschoolers and its handle is flat and comfortable in your/their hand. The dessert glass, which we used as her drinking glass, came from the Dollar store. I liked how the dessert glass was heavy on the bottom and didn't want to spill. Of course, when she did spill a little, we had "clean-up" practice with a cloth and bowl. She decided that next time, she needs a sponge. Very Montessori.
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What other frog ideas have you done? What have you seen or thought about doing? I'm always gathering ideas for next year.
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