The Five Little Speckled Frogs fingerplay is a favorite with our toddlers and preschoolers. You might remember it from our fingerplay collection. Its cute lyrics combined with the hand motions and counting down from 5 to 1 are fun for circle time or transition time.
Young children tend to get more involved in fingerplays when props are used. I’ve seen several different frog props used for Five Little Speckled Frogs, but I wanted something that the children could take home.
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While searching the internet, I found the perfect Five Green Frogs printables from Picklebums.
Preparing the puppets:
I made enough copies so each child could have a set of 5 frogs and placed each set in an envelope, along with 5 popsicle sticks. I glued a copy of the lyrics on the front of each envelope as well.
Getting the children involved:
More fun ideas for Five Little Speckled Frogs:
Have the children paint 5 paper tubes green to make frogs, from Entertaining Monsters.
Use egg carton cups to make frogs on a log, from Rainy Day Mum.
Print mini-books with fingerplays that start with the letter F, including Five Little Speckled Frogs, from The Measured Mom.
Use a splatter paint method when making paper frog props, from Sun Hats and Wellie Boots.
Put together a 5 Little Speckled Frogs small world play activity, from The Imagination Tree.
Materials for your 5 Little Speckled Frogs theme:
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