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Focus on counting and language with these 5 Green Speckled Frogs printable puppets. Perfect for preschoolers!
Counting rhymes are a great way to engage toddlers and preschoolers in learning without the drudgery of worksheets. When you add puppets and props to the rhymes, kids can engage in multiple ways.
These free preschool printables are designed to fit a number of your preschool themes. They’re perfect for an animal or pond unit. Add them to your Letter of the Week Ff lessons. Or, create a fun circle time activity for your little ones.
5 Green Speckled Frogs Printable
To begin your lesson, print out the frog puppet templates. There is a black and white version for kids who like to color and a color version for those who don’t.
Cut out the frogs. Make sure not to cut off the dotted box under each frog. Fold the dotted box and tape it shut. Now, your frog puppets can stand. You could also glue the frogs to craft sticks if you’d prefer.
If you’d like, you can create a “log” for your five green frogs to sit on. Cut a toilet paper tube in half lengthwise and tape them together. Use a brown marker to add bark lines.
Now, it’s time to teach your child the rhyme. I like to start by playing the song and allowing kids to dance around. This puts them in the mood to learn more!
Try this one…
Now, it’s time to break out the puppets. You can either read the storybook version of this rhyme or continue playing the song.
Let kids use their puppets to act out the rhyme as it’s read or played in the background.
Once they’re finished, add these puppets to your pretend play area for more imaginative play.
You can add this fun activity to your frog themed preschool activities. It also works well inside a unit focused on the Letter Ff or within a pond life unit.
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT FrogsFill your book basket with a great collection of books about frogs. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore. If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
The Frog Book – Long legs, sticky tongues, big round eyes, and other dazzling features—what’s not to love about frogs? The Lucky Green Frog – A short sweet story about a little lucky frog. He likes to complain a lot, until he meets a little mouse who challenges him to not complain, find out if he can actually do it! I Don’t Want to Be a Frog – Frog wants to be anything but a slimy, wet frog. A cat, perhaps. Or a rabbit. An owl? But when a hungry wolf arrives—a wolf who HATES eating frogs—our hero decides that being himself isn’t so bad after all.
Teaching ResourcesThis Frog Pond loose parts kit is perfect for pretending while reading Frog and Toad or any other froggy book! These items are perfect to add to homemade play doh or just on their own! Learn how a tadpole turns into a frog. This felt board set shows a pictorial display of a frog’s life. With 5 stages and detailed felt pictures this set works well within a lesson on frogs, their life cycle, pond life, pond habitats or amphibians.
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