Today we learned what amphibians are and had fun with math, crafts, snacks, and writing.
- Frogs by Gail Gibbons pgs. 18-19
- Focus on Amphibians by Stephen Savage
Discuss: The word amphibians means 2 lives. Some examples of amphibians are frogs, toads and salamanders. Amphibians live part of their lives in water and part on land. They are vertebrates which means they have a back bone. They are also cold-blooded and can breathe through their skin. They go through metamorphosis which means they hatch from eggs and don’t look like their parents; then their bodies change to look like their parents. Amphibians are carnivores eating mostly bugs which is very helpful for us. Amphibians hibernate during the cold weather, they stop breathing and take in oxygen through their skin during hibernation.
- What are some examples of amphibians? Frog, Toad, Salamander
- What does amphibians mean? Two Lives
- How are amphibians born? In Eggs
- Red and black paper
- Frog Print Out
- Cut out a frog outline and cut the frog in half at the mouth.
- Glue the top part of the frog to one side of the clothespin and the bottom part of the frog to the other side of the clothespin.
- Cut out a frog tongue an glue a small fly onto it.
- Glue the tongue in the frogs mouth so when you open the clothespin you will see the fly.
Lily Pad Math
- Green Construction Paper Lily Pads
- Plastic Frogs
- Roll the dice and put that many frogs on one lily pad.
- Roll again and put that many frogs on the next lily pad.
- Write down the number sentence to match the frogs on the lily pad.
- You can add a third lily pad for older kids.
- Green Construction Paper
- White Cupcake Liner
- Green Ink Pad
- Googly Eyes
- Yellow Pom-Pom
- Cut a packman shape from the green paper for the lily pad.
- Stick your thumb in the green ink and make 2 prints on the lily pad.
- Draw legs on your thumb print for the frog legs.
- Add 2 googly eyes to each frog and draw a long tongue.
- Open up the cupcake liner for the flower and glue it on the lily pad.
- Color the center of the flower yellow.
Peek-Over Frog Book
I used the activity on pages 11 & 55 in Read! Write! Publish!.
- Writing Paper
- First color the frog on page 55 in Read! Write! Publish!.
- Next cut off the top portion around the frog and under his mouth and feet on the dark black line.
- Cut out some writing paper the size of the bottom portion of you frog.
- Write what you have learned about amphibians today on the writing paper.
- Glue the writing on the bottom portion of the frog.
- Fold the bottom up so it fits under the frogs face.
- Mint Oreos
- Use the frosting to glue on the pretzels to the bottom of the Oreo for feet.
- Use the frosting to glue on M&M’s to the top for the eyes.
Frog Unit Study