- green cardstock or construction paper visors
- black crayons or markers
- Velcro, dots or pre-cut strips
- party blowers (use the ones with plastic mouth pieces.)
- fly clip art
Frog’s eyes are placed on the top of their heads so that they can watch for flies or other insects. Frogs don’t hunt, they are opportunists.
A frog’s nostrils are placed on the point of the head so that the frog can sit in the green, duckweed covered water and have just its eyes and nose sticking up.
Frog tongues are attached to the front of their mouths. They are long and sticky. When a fly or insect comes by, the frog zaps out its tongue to catch its meal.
Frogs call to each other by filling their vocal sacs with air and then releasing the air to make a sound.
Ask the children to use the black crayon/marker to draw two big eyes on the top of their visors. Then have them draw two small nostrils.
Pass out the party blowers, the Velcro, and the clip art flies. Children cut out their fly. They can color it if they want but the space behind the head needs to stay blank so that the Velcro sticks.
Put the “loop” piece of Velcro on the fly behind the head. To make the “frog tongue” put the “hook” piece of Velcro on the end of the party blower.
Have the children place their flies on the floor, put on the visors, stick the “tongues” in their mouths and catch those flies!
Older children can complete their frog costume bay adding a frog’s vocal sac (the balloon). A frog “call” can be made by rubbing the filled balloon with wet fingers or by slowly releasing the air from the balloon.
Iowa Early Learning Standards:
8.2, 13.1, 13.3, 14.3
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