A frog life cycle sensory bin is a great addition to your child or students’ science studies. Kids can explore and discover using their sense of touch and sight.
When you can add a hands-on component to any unit study, it increases retention of the information and interest in the topic.
Frog Life Cycle Sensory Bin:
- plastic container
- blue and green water beads
- frog life cycle pack
- frog figurines
- plastic lily pads
- plastic leaves
- Place the water beads in a plastic container.
- Add water.
- Allow time for the water beads to expand.
- Make an area in a corner of the bin by pushing away some of the water beads and set out the rocks. This will be the land where frogs can sit.
- Add in the frogs, lily pads, and leaves.
- Invite kids to explore.
Life Stages of the Frog:
- A frog lays eggs. It takes one to three weeks for the eggs to hatch.
- A tadpole hatches from each egg. Tadpoles live exclusively in water. They use gills to breathe. This stage lasts 9-12 weeks.
- The tadpole then grows into a froglet that looks more like a frog but has a tail. It has legs and lungs, so it is able to walk and hop on land.
- 12-16 weeks after the egg first hatched, the frog is fully formed and is an adult.
Ideas to Expand Your Frog Life Cycle Unit Study:
- Set out a variety of books on frogs.
- Go on a nature hike to a pond and observe frogs or tadpoles in person. Draw what you see in a notebook. Watching frogs in real life is the most effective way to learn about them.
- Download and print the Frog Life Cycle Hat. Students can colour it, cut it out, and even wear it while they play in the sensory bin!
- Use the Frog Emotions Printable Pack.
- Learn this cute song about metamorphosis.
- Watch a video about frogs.
- Fill out a worksheet to help remember the stages.
Resources for Learning about Frogs:
Insect Lore Frog Life Cycle StagesTadpole to Frog Growing Kit with 2 Live TadpolesFrog Emotions Printable PackLife Cycle of a Frog Montessori PuzzleLife Cycle of a Frog Learning ChartFrog Life Cycle Hand PuppetAnd the Bullfrogs Sing: A Life Cycle BeginsFrom Tadpole to FrogNational Geographic Readers: Tadpole to Frog
This sensory bin contains small parts and water beads. Adult supervision should be used at all times when kids are participating in sensory play.
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