Inside: Looking for fun preschool frog activities? This collection includes 15 hands-on ideas that include art, sensory and science!
Although they may seem quite simple, frogs lead very interesting amphibian lives.
Did you know that they consume water by absorbing it through their skin?
Frogs are a great way to teach the beginning concepts of the life cycle to toddlers and preschoolers.
They begin as an egg in the water before hatching as a tiny tadpole. As they begin to sprout legs, they completely change appearances into a cute little frog before laying their own eggs and starting the cycle all over again.
Toddlers and preschoolers will probably have a lot of questions about how this happens!
Bonus! Scroll down to find 3 different FREE frog printable activities!
15 of the Best Preschool Frog Activities
- Pond Sensory Bin – Fill a sensory bin with plastic frogs, foam lily pads, and other plant materials to recreate a frog habitat.
- Motion Art Frog Puppets – Use golf balls to roll paint around on these paper frog puppets for some fun process art.
- Lily Pad Leap – For a large motor game, tape paper lily pads onto the ground for preschoolers to hop to. (Teach Preschool)
- Frog Footprints – Cut sponges into frog feet shapes to stamp in the paint and onto paper. (Education)
- Tadpole Sensory Bin – Fill a sensory bin with clear water beads to act as frog eggs, adding in plastic frogs or tadpoles. (Views From a Step Stool)
- Fly Swatter Painting – Instead of paintbrushes, use fly swatters to paint these cute frog cutouts. (Moments with Miss)
- Sticky Frog Tongues – Create sticky frog tongues using party blow-outs and velcro to catch “flies”. (Kids Activities)
- Feed the Frog – Decorate a mini bin to look like a frog and have preschoolers use plastic tweezers to feed plastic bugs into the frog for a fine motor activity. (Laura’s Lily Pad)
- Life Cycle Puzzle – Cut out and laminate this free frog life cycle puzzle to help preschoolers understand the different stages. (Views From a Step Stool)
- Jell-O Frog Excavation – For a unique sensory experience, make blue jell-o with plastic frogs inside for toddlers to rescue out of the ‘water’ with spoons. (Mrs Plemons’ Kindergarten)
- Water Lilies Craft – Create these beautiful water lilies out of paint, paper plates, and tissue paper. (Tippytoe Crafts)
- Frog Letter Matching – To work on literacy skills, preschoolers will match the uppercase and lowercase letters together on the frog and lily pad. (The Kindergarten Connection)
- Frog Color Sort – Place frogs with various colored stomachs on popsicle sticks for toddlers to place into the matching colored cup. (Childcareland)
- Paper Bag Puppet – Toddlers will paint on a paper bag to create a green frog and attach eyes and a tongue. (No Time for Flash Cards)
- Plastic Frog Painting – Dip the feet of plastic frogs into various colors of paint and have them ‘hop’ across the paper to make a cool design with the footprints. (Teaching Mama)
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Free Frog Printables:
Frogs Theme Preschool Classroom Lesson Plans
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