Learning about frogs can be very exciting for the preschool child. They are fascinating creatures who’s metamorphosis is very interesting to watch.
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If you are unable to catch your own tadpoles for your classroom they can be purchased year round.
Whole Group Introduction
What is an amphibian? The word amphibian means “double life.” Amphibians live the first part of their life in water and the second part mostly on land. They are cold-blooded and have smooth skin.
• Difference between a frog and a toad – Toads have dry skin with warts. They live on land. They walk rather than hop. Frogs live in or near water and have no warts.
• Life-cycle of a frog – egg, tadpole, froglet, frog.
• Where do frogs live? – In or near water on every continent except Antarctica.
• What do frogs eat? – Typically bugs or worms.
- 4500 species in the world. 180 in the U.S. And Canada.
- Frogs drink and breath through their skin
- They have big, round ears on the side of their head
- Bullfrogs leave tracks with their bellies as well as their toes
- Frogs live on all continents except Antarctica and Iceland
- The largest frog is the Goliath frog. He has a 1 foot long body and is 2.5 feet long with his legs stretched.
- Some tree frogs live their entire lives in a tree
- Some frogs have webbed toes. Some do not!