Preschoolers are fascinated with frogs and understandably so. They’re slimy and jumpy. They make cool sounds, catch food with their sticky tongues – and love to play and splash in the water! This collection of preschool frog activities has been designed to build on that fascination.
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Preschool Frog Activities
- Fun Frog Facts
- Toads are bumpy frogs.
- Frogs like damp places like gardens or around ponds, lakes, or streams. Some live in trees and others live underground.
- You can find frogs on every continent except Antarctica.
- Frogs use their sticky tongues to catch things like flies, bugs, spiders and worms. Some can even eat small rodents.
- Many frogs have upper teeth, but they’re not for chewing they’re for holding on to their food until they can swallow it.
- When they eat, they swallow their food whole. Frogs use their eyes to help push their food back.
- Frogs don’t need to drink because they absorb water through their skin.
1. Amphibian is a big word to share with your child (preschoolers love being able to use big words like this). Explain that amphibians live part of their life in the water and part on land.
2. Help them make a list or put together a book of things they already know about frogs. ( You can write and they can draw pictures)
3. Help them make a list of things they want to know about frogs.
Ask your child questions and encourage them to come up with some of their own questions, to get them more involved in the learning process. Here’s a few based on the Fun Frog Facts (above) to get you started:
- Where do frogs live?
- Do frogs have teeth?
- Do frogs have ears?
- What do frogs eat?
- Do frogs drink water?
- How do frogs breathe?
- What sounds do frogs make?
4. Explore the life cycle of a frog.
Metamorphosis is another big word. This is when a baby animal looks completely different when they change into an adult. Like a tadpole changing into a frog or a caterpillar changing into a butterfly.
5. If possible let your child collect tadpoles from a pond and watch them turn into frogs. ( You can even get tadpole food from a pet store to ensure they eat well.)
6. Make a frog sensory bin. Here’s a great one to give you some ideas, Frog and Pond Habitat Sensory Bin by Life Over C’s.
Preschool Frog Books
This fun collection of frog books is sure to excite your child as they learn about these jumpy little creatures.
A Frog Thing by Eric Drachman ( with CD)
Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London
From Tadpole to Frog by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
Red-Eyed Tree Frog by Joy Cowley
Tuesday by David Wiesner
Preschool Frog Crafts
Have fun with these adorable easy frog crafts!
- Paper Plate Frog Craft by Fireflies and Mudpies
- Paper Bag Frog Puppet by I Heart Crafty Things
- Paper Plate Frog Mask by Kids Craft Room
- Frog Sponge Footprints by Education.com
Frogs in the Bible
You could talk about God creating frogs and Adam naming them. (Note: Generally, preschoolers are too young and not ready for the story of the frogs with Moses and the 10 plagues. You know your child best )
Preschool Frog Printables
Show your child the stages of a frog with these Life Cycle of A Frog cards. Just print, cut, and enjoy!
Continue the learning fun with these frog coloring pages. They are free and download instantly!
Be sure to check the Frog Math Games on our Etsy store. Use the code RIBBIT50 to get it for 1/2 price!
Frog Songs for Preschoolers
Here’s a really fun list of frog songs for preschoolers. They are all included on my Spotify Frog Playlist (link below)
- Five Little Speckled Frogs by Bounce Patrol
- Galumph Went the Little Green Frog by The Wiggles
- Frog Song by Charlie Hope
- Ten Sleepy Frogs by the Countdown Kids
- Tilly the Tadpole by Splash’N Boots
- Life Cycle of a Frog by Kiddoland
- Baby Frog by Baby Sensory
- Mr. Frog by Play School
- Five Little Frogs by Raffi
More Great Frog Resources
Here are some more awesome resources for preschool frog activities:
- Frog Activities for Preschoolers by Teaching Mama
- 5 Montessori Inspired Frog Activities by Mama’s Happy Hive
- Frog Theme for Preschoolers by Preschool Play & Learn.com
- Frog Theme for Preschool by Preschool Plan It
- Amphibians for Kids by Answers in Genesis
- 15 of the Best Preschool Frog Activities by Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds
- Frog Crafts and Activities for Preschoolers by No Time for Flashcards
- 10 Frog Math Games by Tothood 101
If you’re looking for more science activities for preschoolers be sure to check out:
- Preschool Bird Activities
- Living and Nonliving Things for Preschoolers
- Sink and Float Activities for Preschoolers
- Tukuas, Deborah. “15 Fascinating Facts About Frogs.” Farmers Almanac
- Bascom, Nick. “Probing Question: What’s the difference between frogs and toads?” Penn State
- Foley, Avery “Super-Sticky Spit: How a Frog Gets a Meal” Answers in Genesis
- Gordon, Wilson. “Wonder Jumpstart.” Answers in Genisis