Make like a frog and leap into these Pond Life Science, Math and Literacy Activities! This packet contains 10 worksheets, an 8 page Life Cycle of a Frog mini book, and 6 centers that strengthen the following skills:
– One-to-one correspondence
– Number quantity
– Number recognition
– Number formation
– Number order
– Set recognition
– More/Less concept
– Shape recognition
– Shape formation
– Upper and lowercase letter recognition
– Beginning sound recognition
– ABC order
– Letter formation
– Visual discrimination
– Story sequencing
– Phonological awareness
– Fine motor
– Following directions
Knowledge of the life cycle of a frog is also gained.
Please note that the pond life center activities are designed to be printed (on cardstock) and laminated, and to be used and enjoyed for many years to come.
LIFE CYCLE OF A FROG MINI BOOK (B&W 8 PAGES)
After learning about the life cycle of a frog, children will cut out the pages of their books and put them in numerical order, placing the cover on top. Teachers/adults should staple the pages together. Students can then cut, sort, and glue the life cycle stage pictures onto the appropriate numbers. Color and enjoy!
JUMBO LIFE CYCLE OF A FROG SEQUENCING CARDS/STICKS (COLOR 6/B&W 6)
Prompt children to place the cards in order according to stage. These cards are also a great way way to teach ordinal concepts (first, second, third, etc.) Tip: To make this activity extra fun for little hands, just glue the cards onto jumbo craft sticks and place in your science center.
FROGGY ALPHABET MATCH UP (COLOR 26/B&W 126)
Cut out the frogs and lily pads, and prompt young learners to match the upper and lowercase letters.
POND LIFE SYLLABLES CLAP, COUNT & CLIP TASK CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)
Encourage children to say each picture name and clap and count each word part. They will then use a clothespin to clip the correct number of syllables.
NUMBER QUANTITY WITH FLIES (COLOR 10/B&W 10)
Provide students with small, plastic insects (mini flies can be purchased on Amazon). Learners will place a numbered group of insects on its corresponding frog. Encourage younger children to use one-to-one correspondence while counting. Older children can use this activity to practice set recognition.
POND LIFE SET RECOGNITION CLIP STRIPS (COLOR 12/B&W12)
Supply clothespins or some other small manipulative to use as markers. Learners will identify each number and mark its corresponding die/dice. Younger students may need to count the dots. Older learners should be practicing their set recognition skills.
FROGS ‘N FLIES SPIN & ADD GAME (COLOR/B&W)
Cut out the spinner card and attach a paperclip spinner with a round head fastener (brad). Cut out the frog and fly number cards. Provide each child with a game sheet and a stack of number cards (either frog or fly). Students will be adding numbers 1-5. Learners will compose a number sentence by spinning the spinner. The matching number card of the 1st spin, will be placed on the 1st highlighted space on the 1st line. The matching number card of the 2nd spin will be placed on the 2nd highlighted space on the same line. Children will add the 2 numbers together, placing the total number card on the last spot to solve the problem.
Below, students will replicate the equation using a small manipulative (build sets to match the numbers). Alternatively, the number sentence can be copied/written with a dry erase marker if laminated or placed in a sheet protector.
POND LIFE ACTIVITY WORKSHEETS (B&W 10)
With these 10 worksheets students will sort tadpoles, pattern and trace the names of pond items, and so much more!