By Alyse Sweeney
This booklet engages students with lively text, thought-provoking writing prompts, and opportunities to draw.
Create cards that show the different stages of a frog’s life cycle (eggs; tadpole; tadpole with back legs and tail; tadpole with back legs, front legs, and tail; fully developed froglet). Photocopy pictures from the booklet and paste them onto index cards. Create two cards for each stage. To play, place the cards face down. Each player turns over two cards. If the two cards contain a matching pair, the player keeps the cards and takes another turn. If the cards do not match, the player turns the cards over in their original position and the turn ends. The player with the most cards at the end of the game wins.
All About Amphibians
Frogs are amphibians. They live both in water and on land. Share with students other amphibian facts: Amphibians are cold-blooded animals with backbones. They have moist skin without scales. They usually live in or near water. Toads, newts, and salamanders are amphibians. Have small groups of students research an amphibian and then present their findings to the class.