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.
- 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
- Simple frog template (http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/simple_frog_template.pdf)
- Green paper
- Green paint
- Print the simple frog template on the green paper.
- Cut out the frog template.
- Decorate the frog with green fingerprints.
Craft/Activity 2: Paper Plate Frog (http://www.kids-funtastic-learning.com/paper-plate-frog.html)
- Paper plate
- Green paint
- Red and green construction paper
- Google eyes
- Paint the bottom of the paper plate green.
- Cut the green construction paper into four frog legs and some circles.
- Glue the legs on the sides of the plate and the circles on the bottom.
- Cut the red construction paper into an oval tongue.
- Glue the tongue on the front of the plate.
- Glue two google eyes near the tongue.
DK Workbooks: Science, Pre-K. 2014. DK Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4654-1726-8
Amphibians Preschool Activities © 2015 Heather Johnson