Amphibians are one of the five classes of vertebrates we introduce to the primary children. They are often eager to observe the frogs and toads that hop into nearby ponds or streams. They are also curious to learn about other amphibians such as salamanders, newts, and caecilians. After sharing the main characteristics of these creatures, we offer activities that highlight parts of a frog and discuss how these parts are found on most, but not all, amphibians.
Parts of a Frog Activities
Spoken Language: Parts of a Frog ages 3 and up
Directions: Share the Parts of a Frog definitions with your child. (Older children may read the definitions independently). If you live near a pond or a stream, take time to observe the area to see if a frog hops by!
Coloring Activity ages 3 to 4 ½
Directions: Use crayons to color the frogs on the coloring sheet. You can choose to color the large frog or the individual parts of the frog described in the definitions. Use the control chart to see how you did!
Writing Activity ages 4 ½ and up
Directions: Use colored pencils to fill in the individual parts on the Parts of a Frog Writing sheet. Label the parts using beautiful cursive writing. Use the control chart to check your work.
Parts of a Frog- 3 Part Cards ages 5 and up
Directions: Print and cut the three-part cards. Each frog part will have a classified card, a printed slip, and a control card (depicting the classified card and its associated slip). Mix up the classified cards and slips. Use your knowledge of the parts of a frog to match the slips to the correct picture. Check your work with the control card.
Parts of a Frog- Definition Stages 1 and 2 ages 5 ½ and up
Directions: Independently read the definitions for the Parts of a Frog. Match the written description to the associated picture. Next, print and cut out the definition cards and the red Parts of a Frog definition labels. Read the definition card that is missing the term. Choose the red slip that completes the definition for each part of the frog. Use the control card or definition booklet to check your work.
Parts of a Frog- Definition Stage 3 ages 5 ½ and up
Directions: Review the definitions for the Parts of a Frog. Print and cut out the definitions of each part into strips. Use your knowledge of the part to reassemble the definitions. Use the control card or definition booklet (from Stage 1) to check your work.