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Are you looking for a fun activity to do with your little ones this spring? You’ll love this simple frog craft for toddlers!
While this craft is designed for toddlers, your preschoolers and kindergarteners can enjoy it, as well. The free template (linked below) makes this craft a breeze to complete.
Add this adorable craft to your frog activities, your pond theme, or your general animal theme this spring and summer.
All you need to complete this craft is some paper, scissors, and glue. Then, you’re good to go!
This craft gives children an opportunity to strengthen motor skills as they cut and paste colored paper onto the frog template.
Download the template below, provide your child with colored tissue paper and glue, and have them decorate their frog as they’d like.
Frog Craft for Toddlers
This simple frog activity can be added to so many of your spring lesson plans. It works well in your frog unit, of course. But, it also works in your pond theme, your animal theme, and even your letter Ff theme.
Frog Craft Supplies
- tissue paper
- crayons (optional)
- glue stick
- frog template (enter your email in the form at the bottom of this post)
How to Make a Frog Craft
To get started, download and print the craft template (at the bottom of the post).
If you’re working with toddlers who aren’t ready to use scissors, you can precut the tissue paper for them.
If you’re working with preschool and kindergarten kiddos, this is a great opportunity for them to practice scissor skills. If they find it too difficult to cut the tissue paper, let them use construction paper.
If desired, little ones can color the frog before adding the paper squares. Now, it’s time to get started.
I prefer to instruct children to start at the top and work their way down the page. This keeps them from getting glue all over their hands.
They can spread glue on one section at a time, stick the paper squares down, and then move to the next section.
Or, they can glue each square one by one. They can overlap or not. It’s up to the child how they complete the craft. Each one will be unique!
Once the glue is dry, kids can hang their frog on the fridge. Or, they can cut the frog out for a little more scissor practice.
Frog Activities for Toddlers
This tissue paper frog craft is perfect for a full unit study on amphibians. It can be used in conjunction with other activities that involve dressing up, creating noise animals or making their own animal sounds!
Teach your little ones how frogs grow and change with this frog life cycle worksheet. This simple coloring page is perfect for little ones who need an introduction to the life cycle.
Using the template provided in this post, you can add some frog arts and crafts to your theme. In addition to using tissue paper to complete this project, your kids can use a dot marker to dot the frog while strengthening motor skills. They could also paint it or just color it with crayons or markers.
Kids will love singing and chanting along to these catchy frog songs and poems. They’re perfect for strengthening your child’s memory and literacy skills.
PICTURE BOOKS ABOUT FROGS
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 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.
This 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.
- Tissue paper
- Glue stick
- Download and print the craft template.
- Glue colored paper squares on the frog outline.
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