Happy Frog Day, free frog theme printable
This post has a story Happy Frog Day, free frog theme printable. I am thinking Happy April Frogs’ Day may be used as an alternative activity for April Fools’ Day. The frog pages could also be used with any pond unit.
The story in the free printable is by Lois H. Caswell, Frog Day. I met Lois at a writing group I attend. She is a delightful person with an amazing memory of her childhood. She has begun writing stories she remembers for her grandchildren. The group members have so enjoyed her stories and I thought you would, too! She was telling us about her family tradition of “Happy Frog Day” they had on April 1st, and how it all began with a question she asked her mother. The story is entertaining, and is included in the free printable which also has some activities for children. There was no particular reason her family had Frogs’ Day on April first, they just did, which is so interesting to know.
Apparently, she complained to her mother, feeling it was unfair to the frogs she so liked that they didn’t have a special day like the groundhog did. Although her mother didn’t really answer, something began happening on April 1st each year. The first year, Lois received postcards in the mailbox, and they had drawings of frogs on them. In following years, the tradition carried on with family and friends joining in and extending the idea. They began giving Grandpa frogs, also. The Muscatine Journal in Muscatine, Iowa even published an article about her Grandfather with the frogs he had collected over the years. The story explains it all.
I thought there would be many teachers who would like an alternative to the jokes usually played that day. This year school will be in session on April Fools’ Day. So here is the free frog day printable which opens at this link. I know you will enjoy this story!
Teacher’s Clipart has again kindly made the art for this printable.
Castle View Academy has a wonderful post for World Frog Day on March 20th (did you know) to check out, too.
Crystal also has a video of making the origami frogs that really hop, as well.
I am a part of Kid Blogger Network and am sharing some fun frog posts by other bloggers for more ideas and activities your children, grandchildren, and/or students might enjoy, as well.
Danya Banya has these darling finger puppets for the song, “Five Little Speckled Frogs.”
For kid friendly scientific information about the life cycle of frogs, Castle View Academy has four posts. The first post is about stage one– the eggs –at this link.
The second stage is when the tadpoles emerge, and the blog post has more photos.
Stage three is the froglet stage, when the frogs still have tails.
And finally we have the actual frog, stage four of the metamorphosis.
This blog post from Peakle Pie has the paper version of frogs, and these not only help teach fractions but they actually jump, as well. Fun and learning! There are step by step instructions at the post, with many photos to help understand the project.
Eats Amazing has the most adorable frog themed meal, at this Eats Amazing link.
The children at Little Illuminations hopped along to a Deborah Stewart frog song. Leapfrog would be another idea, of course. Also at Little Illuminations, they made some frog puppets, and worked on several other activities. The frogs just took some folding and construction paper. Easy and fun!
Thanks for reading, and happy hopping! Carolyn