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Isn’t Kermit the Frog so perfect for our F is for Frog letter of the week theme?! I just love him! In addition to Kermit, I also included a Ty frog with a crown and a frog instrument in our frog-themed basket.
I planned a lot of activities and found a lot of frog books to read, and because we were out of town for several days over the weekend we didn’t finish everything up until Monday. But it was worth getting behind schedule to complete everything because there was so much enjoyable learning that took place.
Here are the F is for Frog book selections (the childrens’ favorites are starred):
- Frog, Where Are You? by Mercer Mayer (wordless book)
- Too Many Frogs by Sandy Asher*
- Frog on a Log by Phil Cox & Stephen Cartwright (Usborne Phonics Reader)
- Froggy Rides a Bike by Jonathan London
- Froggy Goes to the Doctor by Jonathan London
- Little Critter Where is My Frog? by Mercer Mayer
- A Frog Thing by Eric Drachman
- Jump, Frog, Jump! by Robert Kalan*
- A Frog in the Bog by Karma Wilson
- Finklehopper Frog by Irene Livingston
- Frog and Friends by Eve Bunting (Reader)
- Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel (Level 2 Reader)
- The Frog in the Pond by Wil Mara (Reader)*
- Frogs by Melanie Mitchell
- Frog or Toad? How Do you Know? by Melissa Stewart*
- DK Watch Me Grow Frog by Lisa Magloff
- Red-Eyed Tree Frog by Joy Cowley
- Frog Song by Brenda Z. Guiberson
- Fantastic Frogs by Fay Robinson (Level 2 Reader)
Our Frog activities began with Kitty Cat and Tootsie Pop putting together the Melissa and Doug Alphabet Train Floor Puzzle, which includes a Frog for the letter F.
We sang the alphabet song together and each took a turn walking along the train trying to step on each letter as we sang it.
The kids played the game Pop Goes Froggio with Daddy which started out fun but ended in frustration for the girls as they couldn’t keep up with their brother.
The children used glitter glue to paint a frog picture from the Eric Carle book Color My World.
We listened to the songs “A-Goong Went the Little Green Frog” and “Frog Went A-Courtin” from the 110 Silly Songs CD. The girls danced and then began to hop around like frogs on their hopper balls.
The children completed the activity sheets from the All About Reading, Pre-Reading Program by making orange thumbprints in the pond to represent fish and then coloring the page. Their pictures turned out really cute!
The children also used dot paints to complete a frog painting from this book. Thankfully I was able to convince the girls to stamp with the paints rather than rub them back and forth because the sponge tips are starting to come off. The girls were cooperative; however, they pounded so hard it sounded like there was construction going on in the house!
I created an alphabet matching activity using alphabet window clings I found at the Dollar Tree. The window clings have uppercase letters on them so I wrote all the lowercase letters on our patio door window using Crayola Window Markers. I then stuck the window clings onto the glass door and asked the children to match the uppercase letters to the lowercase letters by sticking each window cling next to it’s corresponding letter.
**If you would like to complete this activity with your child but don’t have a Dollar Tree near you, or your local Dollar Tree doesn’t carry these, Amazon carries alphabet gel window clings which you could also use.
The highlight of our frog week was going to a trampoline park and jumping like crazy frogs. It was so much fun! We were blessed to have an extended family member who invited us to a free event and I am so glad we had the opportunity to go. I have to tell you that I take our children to many different places, but this was by far the most fun I’ve ever had at a place I’ve gone to for them. As an added bonus I got a really good workout! I wish I would have brought my camera because I could have gotten some great photos, but I did get one blurry photo with my phone to share with you.
If you can find a trampoline park near your home that offers special pricing (regular price can be expensive) and you and/or your children enjoy jumping really, really high, I totally recommend you check it out.
So that does it for F is for Frog week! We are on a condensed schedule for G is for Goldfish but I have a limited number of activities planned so we should be able to complete everything. I’ll be back soon to share our experience with you.
I always love hearing about and seeing pics of what you’re up to every week! What an amazing job you’re doing! Such creative ideas for the kids. I love it! You are definitely using the gifts that God gave you. This is your niche. You’re awesome! 🙂
Thank you so much for your kind, encouraging words, Amy! It means a lot to me. I really enjoy brainstorming ideas of fun learning activities for kids and then implementing them so I’m glad that my passion is coming through on the blog. Thank you for taking the time to comment!
Where is the trampoline park?? It looks awesome! It looks like a great way for my boys to burn off some energy this winter. 🙂
It is so awesome! If you go and want some company I’d love to come with. It’s pretty expensive though but maybe they will offer some deals. It’s called SkyZone and it’s located right by American TV off of 94 and Hwy F.