Inside: Kids love doing these I Don’t Want To Be A Frog book activities and moms love the sneaky learning opportunities. These are part of the ultimate printable activities for kids collection.
One of the best activities you can do to connect with your kids and teach them at the same time is reading.
In our home, we’ve recently begun to ramp up the number of books we read together. Now, each night we read at least 10 minutes together. Which means, we’ve been reading a lot of books.
One of my favorites that we’ve read recently is I Don’t Want To Be A Frog.
It’s a cute story, loaded with fabulous illustrations about a dad frog and a son frog. As you might have guessed, the son doesn’t want to be a frog and he finds many different creatures he’d rather be instead.
Throughout the story, his dad tries to convince him that it’s just not possible to be another animal, but the son won’t accept it.
It all changes when he meets a very shady creature who is able to convince him that being a frog definitely has its unique upsides.
You’ll have to read the story to find out exactly what this character says, but it has a great message about seeing the positive things in your life, no matter what your initial thoughts are.
We thoroughly enjoyed reading it and looking at all the illustrations, so I put together a set of frog printable activities to go along with this book.
I Don’t Want To Be A Frog Book Activities
- Frog printable set
- Clothespins or mini clothespins
- Standard printer paper
- Color Copy Digital Cover Paper
- Paper Trimmer
- .75″ circle punch (optional, but much easier for cutting finger holes)
- 2″ circle punch (optional, but much easier for muffin tin activity)
- Muffin tin
- pom poms or other small counters
- Glue stick
- Laminator (optional, but increases durability)
- Laminating sheets (optional)
Muffin Tin Reading Activity:
This activity is great for wiggly little kids who need something to do while listening to a story.
Cut out each animal circle using a 2″ circle punch or by hand with scissors. Place each of the animal circles into the bottom of the muffin tin.
Give your child some pom poms and have them place one pom pom in the correct muffin tin spot each time they hear that animal’s name.
At the end of the story, have your child count (or count with them) the number of pom poms each animal ended with.
Beginning Sounds Practice Cards:
Cut out each card using scissors or a paper trimmer. Depending on the age of your child, you can use these cards in a few ways.
If they’re just beginning to learn letters, point to each animal and have them say the animal’s name.
Next point to the beginning letter of the animal’s name and ask your child what letter it is.
Afterwards, point to each of the items in the circles below the animal and say them aloud together. See if your child knows which object starts with the same letter. If they don’t know, tell them and have them place the mini clothespin on the correct object.
For older kids, you can explain the directions and give them the mini clothespins to do the activity by themselves. Check their answers and discuss any mistakes.
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Flies In A Jar Math Practice
Print each of these sheets on normal printer paper. Have your child cut out each of the fly circles at the bottom of the page.
Use a glue stick to place the correct number of flies picture to its corresponding number match.
For young children learning numbers, count with them and verify each circle before gluing down.
I Don’t Want To Be A Frog Animal Finger Puppets
Print these pages out on the color copy digital cover paper. Laminate if you want added durability and extended use. Use scissors to cut out each oval and .75″ circle punch for the finger holes.
These puppets are excellent on their own during creative free play time or work great for helping children retell the story on their own.
Frog Life Cycle Poster & Worksheet
Print the frog life cycle poster on the digital cover paper and the worksheet on standard printing paper.
After reading the story, discuss with your kids the life cycle of a frog. Use the frog life cycle poster to show how the frog changes from one state to another.
If you have frogs in your area, go outside and search for them. See how many different stages of frogs you can find. If you don’t have access to frogs, check out some YouTube videos on the life cycle of frogs.
After talking about the changes a frog makes in its lifetime, have your child cut out each of the boxes at the bottom of the life cycle worksheet.
Use a glue stick to label each segment of the frog’s life cycle.
How To Draw A Frog Worksheet
Older kids will love this opportunity to learn how to draw a frog by themselves. Read the directions to your child and try to recreate the frog drawing along with your child.
Fine Motor Skills Practice
Print out this page on standard printer paper. Have your child trace all the pieces of the frog, then color it in.
Afterwards, practice writing upper and lowercase Fs in the spaces below the frog.
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My kids loved this book and activities and I’m sure your kids will too.