Friday, May 1, 2015

Hop into Better Speech and Language Month with these 40+ Frog Themed Links to Activities

Frogs can live in most habitats and climates, lay hundreds of eggs, breathe through their skin, and make very long jumps. AND, frogs can be found, as the main characters, in numerous children's literature selections making them the perfect candidates for thematic lessons.  

All About Frogs

The life cycle of the frog pairs well with sequencing, retelling, verb tense, and more. Search for "frogs" at We Give to find three online books about the frogs and their life cycle. 

Both Make Learning Fun and A Child's Place have free frog life cycle sequence cards in color and black and white. Carrie Manchester, at Carrie's Speech Corner has FREE Frog Life Cycle booklets in her TpT store. Find a Frog Life Cycle Craft at DLTK's Crafts for Kids.

Mrs. T, an incredibly creative first grade teacher, created a "frog facts" book on the iPad using, her student's frog pictures,  ChatterPix Kids, and Book Creator. Check out the video at her post, Frog Facts in Story Form on the iPad. Your students will love making a similar book. ChatterPix Kids is FREE, but Book Creator is $4.99. Save the $4.99 and a little time by using only ChatterPix along with the Photos app for no cost. Just create a album in your Photos app, and show as a slide show.  

If you are reading any of Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad books, visit The Virtual Vine for a good comparison of frogs and toads. You will learn some new facts and find many frog themed activities as well. 

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Jump, Frog, Jump

See how Speech Gadget uses Jump, Frog, Jump in therapy.

I like the Jump, Frog, Jump stick puppets and word walls at Make Learning Fun. 

Teach color matching at Learning and Teaching Preschoolers' Jump Frog Jump Color Floor Game

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There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Frog


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Froggy is everyone's favorite! Did you know that he went to Hawaii? Read the FREE online version of Froggy Goes to Hawaii at We Give Find a good wh-question activity for this book at the Utah Education Network and a FREE comparison printable for this book at Wise Owl Factory

Rebecca Bond does a nice job of reading Froggy Goes to Hawaii on You Tube. This might be a great way for students to review the book at home or in a center.

There are over 20 Froggy books. Here are links to activities to use with some of these books. 

Five Green and Speckled Frogs

Itsy Bitsy Spider and Green Speckled Frogs, visual supports for familiar preschool songs made by SLP Overloaded.

Find very cute story props (complete with a log) and a mini-book for Five Green and Speckled Frogs at

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Another cute printable to use as story props for Five Green Speckled Frogs can be found at Activity 

Here's a Poster for Five Green and Speckled Frogs from Make Learning Fun. 

Directions at Preschool Speechie's Green Speckled Frogs suggest that wikki stix be used as tongues so that the flies will stick to the tongues.

For Articulation

Nina McKenzie, at TpT, made this FREE, 39 page, Articulation Frog Toss Game  to use with s, sh, and s-blends. 

Feed the frog as you say the words with Final Consonant Flies from Kari Radovich (Rock Chalk Speech Talk). 

This portable Frog and Friends Virtual Hangman, from Tech 'n Talk SLPs, was designed for use in group articulation therapy, but can easily be adapted to any activity in which students take turns. 


Where is Little Frog? - A book for Positional Concepts from Jessica Finch (The Speech Peach).

Leaping Lily Pads for Object Function from Kari Radovich (Rock Chalk Speech Talk). 

Look at all the frog themed ideas found at The Busy Speech Path's Pinterest Board - All About Pond Life

Hoppin' on Multiple Meaning Words from Pitner's Potpourri.

Emergent Readers Who am I? and Five Buzzing Flies are found at MakeLearning Fun. These will match goals involving sentence length, verb tense, descriptive words, and the concept "around."

Frog Hop Barrier Game from Speech Path Track.

Build a Frog and Friends - Rainy Day Rewards is a no-print interactive activity designed for use on a computer or iPad. Use with an individual or small group as reinforcement with almost any lesson.

The Lost Button Story Sequencing Cards to use with Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad are Friends: The Lost Button. 

I saw this old fountain with traditional ceramic Andalucian
frogs (Spanish tree frogs) at the Plaza de Espana in beautiful
Vejer de la Frontera while on my extended Spring Break.


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