Life Cycle of a Frog for Kids

These playdough mats are a great resource to have on hand when you teach the life cycle of a frog for kids this spring.

Let’s face it… kids love playdough! So give them an opportunity for some hands-on learning with this fun addition to your life cycle activities for preschool.

This activity provides a great way for you to sneak in a chance to strengthen fine motor muscles, as well.

Add these free life cycle activities to your spring and summer preschool lessons.

And, if you’d like to teach an entire life cycle of a frog unit, be sure to check out this collection of life cycle of a frog worksheets.

Life Cycle of a Frog for Kids

Playdough mats are great tools to have on hand when teaching young children. Learning with playdough make learning fun.

Adding a sensory experience to learning helps kids make connections with the information being taught.

My kids always processed information better when their hands were engaged in another task.


All you need to do to get started is download and print the playdough mats. You’ll find a download button at the bottom of this post.

I suggest printing on cardstock and laminating the mats for durability. If you don’t have a laminator, you can slip them in a page protector or a dry erase pocket. A gallon-sized ziploc bag will work in a pinch, as well.

Gather some playdough and playdough tools (optional), and you’re all set!


Once your playdough mats are laminated, they’re ready for use. Kids can build the life cycle of a frog on them over and over again.

The laminate keeps the playdough from sticking to the paper, and it allows you to wipe the mats clean after use.

After you’ve taught the life cycle of a frog (be sure to check out my full life cycle pack), your kids can build each of the stages with playdough.

This pack includes four playdough mats featuring each of the stages of the life cycle of a frog.

Kids will use playdough to build each of the stages – eggs, tadpole, froglet, and frog.

You can have kids just build the stages, or you can have them put the cards in sequence before building them.


Fill 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 BookThe Lucky Green Frog: Picture Book For Preschoolers & Toddlers. Ideal for ages 2-6.I Don't Want to Be a Frog


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 Resources

This Five Green Speckled Frogs sensory kit is perfect for pairing with this lesson!

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.

Practice counting and graphing with this adorable Frog Pond count and graph activity.

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