We had a “ribbiting” good time during this week’s Explorastory!
Down by the Cool of the Pool by Tony Mitton
The Wide-Mouthed Frog by Keith Faulkner
That’s Not My Frog by Fiona Watt
Rhymes & Fingerplays:
Down by the Banks
Down by the banks of the hanky panky
Where the bull frogs jump from bank to bank-y
With a hip-hop, flippity-flop
Missed that bank-y and went ker-plop!
Five Little Froggies (you can use your fingers or make this into a flannel story)
Five little froggies sat on a shore
One went for a swim, then there were four
Four little forggies looked out to sea
One went swimming, then there were three
Three little froggies said, “What can we do?”
One jumped in the water, then there were two
Two little froggies sat in the sun
One swam off, then there was one
One little froggie said “This is no fun!”
He dived in the water, then there were none!
Here’s Mr. Bullfrog (make a fist)
Sitting on a rock (put fist on palm)
Into the water he jumps (raise arm high)
Five Green and Speckled Frogs
Five green and speckled frogs
Sat on a speckled log
Eating the most delicious bugs
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Then there were four green speckled frogs
Keep going until there are no more frogs
Three Little Froggies Sitting on a Well
Three little froggies sitting on a well
One peeked in and down he fell
Froggies jumped high
Froggies jumped low
Froggies jumped everywhere to and fro!
Continue rhyme with 2, 1, and o
We made frog masks! I found a frog mask template at Activity Village. The template was glued onto green cardstock. Parents assisted in cutting out the pattern and the eyes of the mask. Kids then had a choice: they could decorate the white part of the mask or they could use the green part of the mask and embellish it. Either way looked wonderful. Using a hole puncher we made two holes on either side of the mask. We threaded yarn through the holes and tied it on each side, so kids could wear the masks.