Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Famished Frog
Find a frog pattern
(I got mine from The Mailbox Magazine April/May 2013 issue).
Have the kids color.
Take a strip of red construction paper
and draw bugs on it.
Tape to the mouth of the front to look like a tongue.

Froggie Cups
I purchased this craft from Michaels Craft Store.

Frog Paper Craft
This was a simple cut and paster paper craft that is easy for preschoolers to make.

Frog Life Cycle Craft

Five Little Tadpoles
Five little tadpoles swimming near the shore.
The first on said, "Let''s swim some more!"
The second one said, "Let's rest awhile."
The third one said, "Swimming makes me smile!"
The fourth one said, "My legs are growing long!"
The fifth one said, "I'm getting very strong!"
Five little tadpoles will soon be frogs.
They'll jump from the water and sit on logs.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Rainbow Lion

This is a good activity/craft when you want to review colors
 and you can easily add it to a Zoo Theme Unit.
I printed out a free coloring lion page from the internet.
There are tons to choose from.

Then cut out strips of different colored construction paper.
Place the colored strips in piles on the table.
Ask the child to pick up the 'blue' color and glue it around the lion's mane.
Repeat for each color you cut out.

Friday, May 24, 2013


Clothespin Butterfly
This is an oldie but goodie craft that you can't go wrong with.
We took a coffee filer and colored it with marker. Then dripped water on it to spread the marker color.
After it dried we attached a clothespin that the children had colored green and drew faces on.
Then attach a pipe cleaner for the antenna's.

Crayon Butterfly
This is one easy, but you need an adult to help.
I cut out a butterfly template and folded it in half to make a crease.
Open up the butterfly.
The kids put crayon shavings on one half of the butterfly.
(next step is for the adult)
Fold the butterfly in half and gently iron to melt the crayons.
(I put it between dishtowels).
When you open the butterfly, you have a lovely display!
We drew faces and attached pipe cleaners for antenna's.

Caterpillar to Butterfly by Sally Symes
(this is a pop-up book  with vibrate colors)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

From Caterpillar to Butterfly
(tune: Clementine)
Caterpillar, caterpillar,
eating leaves and crawling round;
you are big and so you make a
chrysalis far off the ground.

Caterpillar, caterpillar
you are such a big surprise.
You have wings and you're so lovely!
Oh, I can't believe my eyes.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Z for Zoo

Zoo Parade
Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andrede

Zoo-Looking by Mem Fox

Tune: I'm a Little Teapot
I'm a little letter;
My name is Z.
You can draw me:
One, two, three!
You are sure to find me
at the zoo.
Zoo begins with Z
It's true!

Z for Zebra


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Each child made a thumb print around a circle to make a flower and two more on the stem.  We added a yellow pompom in the center of the flower.

The inside of the card said:

This little  flower is special, you see.
Because it was made from a part of me.
My painted thumb made each flower part
To show I love you with all my heart!



Celebrate Mother’s Day with this toe-tapping ditty. Write the word Mommy on your board. Then lead students in singing the song six times, removing a letter and replacing it with a clap for each verse.
(sung to the tune of “Bingo”)
I know someone who’s very special.
Mommy is her name-o!
M-O-M-M-Y, M-O-M-M-Y, M-O-M-M-Y,
And Mommy is her name-o!
song credit