“Funny Frogs” are a quick, easy and super-fun “print & go”
craftivity, that will help review 2D shapes
The packet includes playing cards
with frog and lily pad graphics, which are shaped in the various 2D shapes
: circle, oval, square, rectangle, triangle, hexagon, pentagon, octagon, rhombus, trapezoid, heart, star & crescent.
I’ve also included cards with speckled lime green shapes
, plus matching word cards
, as well as shape cards with a fly
Use the cards for one-to-one
correspondence with little ones, or Memory Match & “I Have; Who Has?”
games with older students.
As a math center activity
, students can also use the cards to “feed”
the appropriate-shaped frog head, by finding all of the matching cards, then placing them inside the frog's open "mouth".
I’ve included a short “giggle” tale
the frog, and Princess Penelope
who was turned into a fly
Read it as an interesting way to introduce
the shape craft, then have older students "flip up the mouth" and write
their own "fractured fairy tale" on the frog's "tongue".
There’s a set of discussion questions
for the story, as well as a comprehension worksheet
There are also 2D "tongue" patterns which feature a fly and the name of the shape.
Older students can also write their shape’s attributes
For further reinforcement, I’ve included a few worksheets
, plus a certificate of praise bookmark
After sharing their frog, scatter completed projects on a blue (pond) background bulletin board
You could also make some brown cattails to use for your border. I’ve included 2 posters
for the center of your display.
Since these silly shaped frogs have a big mouth, a cute story to read after making this craftivity, is “The Wide Mouth Frog”
by Keith Faulkner.
It’s one of my kiddos’ favorites.
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, hoping you enjoy these activities as much as I did creating them.
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