Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Croaking Frog Craft and Halloween Read & Play

This Croaking Frog Craft actually croaks!  He's perfect to make for Halloween, fall, Room on the Broom, or just for fun by himself!

The other day, the kids found a toad outside that was as big as their hands.  They loved it!  It was the perfect chance to read one of our favorite Halloween books, make a frog craft, and talk about frogs some more!

My daughter thinks the frog's croak sounds more like a "scraping sound," but that was also a great chance to talk about how different frogs make different sounds.  For example, did you know that...

* Only male frogs croak!
* Every frog species makes a different sounding croak!
* Some "croaks" sound more like a bird chirping!
* The red-legged frog only "calls" underwater!

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To make your own cute Croaking Frog (that really croaks!), you will need these

Simple Supplies:

* paper cups
* these cute frog pictures (artwork by My Cute Graphics...or you can get your own pictures)
* tape or glue
* optional: paint
* 2 paper clips
* plastic ribbon, about 8 inches long

Just follow these easy steps:

1.  Poke a *tiny* hole through the cup and thread the plastic ribbon through.

2.  Tie each end of the ribbon around a paper clip.

3.  Print the frog and tape it to your cup.

4.  To make your frog croak, pull the ribbon all the way through the hole.  Or go back and forth!

It's super easy!
This post is part of an AWESOME Halloween Read and Play Blog Hop.  Make sure to check out the other book based activities from fantastic bloggers!

Preschool Powol Packets- Room on the Broom- Croaking Frog Craft
Betsy's Photography- Popcorn- Making Popcorn Bars
Where Imagination Grows- 5 Little Ghosts- Ghost Collages
Rubberboots and Elf Shoes- Skeleton Hiccups- Paper Chain Skeleton
Little Bins For Little Hands- ABCs of Halloween- Sensory Bin
Line Upon Line Learning- The Spooky Old Tree- Prepositions Game
Wise Owl Factory- Bunnicula and others- Halloween Book Fun Learning Round Up
Planet Smarty Pants- The Picky Little Witch- Halloween Cupcakes

Don't forget to check out the Halloween Read and Play Pinterest Board which features ALL these great activities!

I may share at any of these parties!

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My Book Boost said...

Looking forward to trying this! Thanks! Carrie

Unknown said...

Make Your Choice -SAW