||Life Cycle of a Frog
|Overview||Books and an art activity will introduce students to the stages of a frog's life cycle.|
|Materials||tadpole, life cycle|
||Students will be able to:
- Name the three stages of a frog's life cycle in order.
|On-Line Resources||Templates - http://www.dltk-kids.com/animals/mfroglifecycle.htm|
Age Appropriate Research - http://www.kiddyhouse.com/Themes/frogs/
|Preparation||Use the large "Life Cycle of a Frog" templates from DLTK's for a bulletin board.|
Place some books about Frogs and Tadpoles in the reading center.
|Motivation||Start the class by reading a book about the life cycle of a frog. Here are some suggestions:|
From Tadpole to Frog (Scholastic Science...
Frogs and Toads and Tadpoles, Too!...
|Activity||Make your own Frog Life Cycle Diagram:|
- Cut out big blue circles in cardstock or construction paper
- Glue foil circles on top (for the pond).
- Draw a picture of a frog (on green construction paper or color green)
- Draw tadpoles (on brown paper or color brown)
- For the frog eggs cut out bubble wrap shapes and put black dots in the centre of the bubbles with permanent marker (this doesn't rub off, so is ideal)
- Stick each item in order around the pond.
If you'd prefer not to have the children draw all of the shapes themselves, use the templates from the Frog Life Cycle Craft from DLTK's Crafts for Kids.
|Conclusion||Hang the work of your students on the classroom bulletin board.|
|Next Day Extension||Read the Very Hungry Caterpillar to the classroom. Using the white board, compare the life cycle of a frog to that of a caterpillar.|
You can use the Felt Board templates from DLTK's to compliment the story.