The best way to have children understand the metamorphosis of the frog is to have them observe the change. This Frog Hatchery Kit allows the children to observer every stage of development from egg to frog.
This following activity will help reinforce what the stages of frog metamorphosis for your preschool children.
Help students to trace and cut an oval shape on the paper plate. This will serve as the tad pole/frog body. Cut two (2) front legs, a tail, and two (2) back legs from the construction paper.
Explain that tad poles change and that change is a good thing.
1. Start by attaching the tail to the tad pole body with a paper fastener.
2. Explain that as the tad pole gets older, he grows hind legs and becomes a froglet (attach the hind legs and front legs with fasteners).
3. When he matures, he loses his tail and is now a frog.
Life cycle: egg => tad pole => froglet => frog
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