Hippity Hoppity Play the Frog Way
Are your kids bouncing off the walls? Channel their hops into frog play. They'll get to jump, hop, leap, and catch things with their tongues. By the end, you'll want to croak... like a frog of course! To mark this day, engage in some hippity-hoppity play. Here's how:
LOOK LIKE A FROG:
- Frog Headband Template
- Two sheets of green construction paper (8.5x11)
- One sheet of white piece of paper
- One sheet of black construction paper (8.5x11) or black marker
- Stapler, tape and/or glue
- Download the Frog Headband Template. Print and cut.
- Using the template, trace the shapes onto construction paper, and cut out the pieces.
- Children assemble the frog faces, using glue or tape. Add optional details with markers.
- Measure the headband on each child’s head, and tape or staple into a circle.
- Hop, leap, and ribbit (but don't croak) throughout the day
Play one or all of these games with your hoppy, hungry frogs.
- Removable tape: Washi tape, masking tape, or painters tape
- Any small toy (or for a special surprise, these mini frog figurines)
- Fake insect toys
- Rice Krispies cereal (and optional edible flavored crickets)
Variation: For a more challenging version, have children stoop (standing) with their hands on their knees.
Hop Like a Frog: Indoor Hop Scotch
Variation: After a few rounds of play, let children create their own hopscotch course with tape.
Hunt Like a Frog
Hide fake bugs throughout the house and have your frogs hunt them down.
Eat Like a Frog
Thinly scatter Rice Krispies on a plate. Have your child, crouched like a frog, quickly stick his tongue out to snap up a single Rice Krispie. If you're brave enough, sample some real crickets for dessert.