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    Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Amphibians Lesson Plan

    Amphibians Preschool Activities

    Objective: To learn about amphibians

    Message: Amphibians are animals that live in the water as babies and on the land as adults. Frogs, toads, salamanders, and newts are amphibians.

    Book(s):

    • Salamander, Frog, and Polliwog: What Is an Amphibian? by Brian P. Cleary
    • Amphibians by Kari Schuetz
    • What’s an Amphibian? by Anna Kaspar
    • Tree Frogs by Mari Schuh

    Music: “Little Tadpole”

    (Tune: “Are You Sleeping?”)

    Little tadpole, little tadpole
    Lost his tail, lost his tail
    Now he has two feet
    Now he has four feet
    Look a frog! Look a frog!

    Fine Motor Skills:

    • Science page 9 (Optional: Color the pictures after completing the activity.)
    • Amphibians Worksheet 1 (http://www.education.com/files/87201_87300/87267/critter-classification-amphibians.pdf)
    • Amphibians Worksheet 2 (http://files.havefunteaching.com/worksheets/science/animals/amphibian-classifying-worksheet.pdf)

    Craft/Activity: Fingerprint Frog

    Materials

    • Simple frog template (http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/simple_frog_template.pdf)
    • Green paper
    • Green paint
    • Scissors

    Directions

    1. Print the simple frog template on the green paper.
    2. Cut out the frog template.
    3. Decorate the frog with green fingerprints.

    Craft/Activity 2: Paper Plate Frog (http://www.kids-funtastic-learning.com/paper-plate-frog.html)

    Materials

    • Paper plate
    • Green paint
    • Red and green construction paper
    • Paintbrush
    • Scissors
    • Glue
    • Google eyes

    Directions

    1. Paint the bottom of the paper plate green.
    2. Cut the green construction paper into four frog legs and some circles.
    3. Glue the legs on the sides of the plate and the circles on the bottom.
    4. Cut the red construction paper into an oval tongue.
    5. Glue the tongue on the front of the plate.
    6. Glue two google eyes near the tongue.

    References

    DK Workbooks: Science, Pre-K. 2014. DK Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4654-1726-8

    Image Credits

    Amphibians Preschool Activities © 2015 Heather Johnson

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