Review: Reptiles are defines as: spending time on land in water, vertebrates, “cold-blooded,” has scales, and has lungs.
Introduce: Reptiles have their babies from eggs. Introduce the term vertebrate- animals that have backbones.
Amphibians reproduce in water and spend part of their lives in water and part on land. Amphibians are vertebrates.
Read: I’M Hungry: What do Frogs Eat. We downloaded this from Kids Soup.
The followed up the book with a fun game- of Catching a Frog. I took one of the flies from the letter F box and reproduced it several time (I downloaded it from ABC Twiggles) and use a sticky hand from the dollar store to catch flies.
We followed up with reading The Icky Sticky Frog and doing the puzzle that goes with the book.
Tadpoles and the Frog Life Cycle
Introduce the life cycle of the frog. The life cycle handout that we used we downloaded from Kids Soup.
Tadpoles to Frogs Sensory Bin
A fun sensory bin with water beads aka frog eggs, frogs and logs. We had clear water beads and they were hard to see, but it made it fun to hunt for them. And pulled out the frogs from the Safari Ltd Frogs and Turtles TOOB
Five little speckled frogs
Sitting on a hollow log
Eating some moist delicious bugs (Yum, yum!)
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Now there are four speckled frogs! (Ribbit, ribbit!)
Lily Pad Art
We ended the week with a trip to The Wetlands. It was a wonderful to be able to see ducks and even better to hear frogs!!!
You can see some pictures from our adventures here.
You can see him a year ago at The Wetlands here.
If you haven’t been to The Wetlands entrance they have a very cool walkway across the wetlands– it is very magical!
Directions to the The Wetlands
3401 Landria Dr.
Richmond VA 23225
The Wetlands area is located just downstream of Pony Pasture at the end of Landria Dr. and features walking trails, wildlife blinds and excellent opportunities to watch birds. There is also a shallow sandy beach with flat water. Parking for 7 cars.