Counting rhymes are a fantastic way to work on numbers and language at the same time and I love using little props with them especially puppets. Puppets allow you to add actions or make the concept of an animal, a number, or an object much more concrete. They also allow you to involve your child in more than just singing along. These Five Little Speckled Frogs Puppets are easy to make and can then be used whilst you sing along to the counting rhyme and then added to the play.

hand holding a set of frog puppets made from craft foam attached to craftsticks with the numbers 1 to 5 on the sticks. Text overlay reads "5 Little Speckled Frogs Puppets"

Five Little Speckled Frogs Rhyme

Below you will find the full words to this fun counting rhyme for toddlers and preschoolers that they can hop and sing along to.

If you are looking for more Frog Rhymes to share and sing then check out our favourite frog and tadpole rhymes and songs for toddlers and preschoolers.

landscape picture of the free printable 5 little speckled frogs rhyme with the puppets made to go along with it from craft foam and craft sticks
5 Little Speckled Frogs,
Sat on a little log,
Eating some most delicious grubs,
YUM YUM!
One jumped into the pool,
Where it was nice and cool
And now there are 1, 2, 3, 4 green speckled frogs!

4 Little Speckled Frogs,
Sat on a little log,
Eating some most delicious grubs,
YUM YUM!
One jumped into the pool,
Where it was nice and cool
And now there are 1, 2, 3 green speckled frogs!

3 Little Speckled Frogs,
Sat on a little log,
Eating some most delicious grubs,
YUM YUM!
One jumped into the pool,
Where it was nice and cool
And now there are 1, 2 green speckled frogs!

2 Little Speckled Frogs,
Sat on a little log,
Eating some most delicious grubs,
YUM YUM!
One jumped into the pool,
Where it was nice and cool
And now there is only 1 green speckled frogs!

1 Little Speckled Frogs,
Sat on a little log,
Eating some most delicious grubs,
YUM YUM!
One jumped into the pool,
Where it was nice and cool
And now there are NO green speckled frogs!

You can get the full words in a printable format ideal for singing along with or displaying in your playroom, classroom for free in our store.

Get your FREE Printable Five Little Speckled Frog Words now!

words to the nursery rhyme 5 little speckled frogs printed with the craft foam puppets for circle time laid on the top

Frog Books To Read

We love combining this counting rhyme with learning about frogs. From raising our own tadpoles to using our free printable frog life cycle flipbook to learn more.

A fun selection of Frog Books ideal for toddlers & preschoolers including our favorites with bright pictures & fantastic rhymes perfect for Spring Reading

But the best bit is filling our book basket and reading together. We’ve hand-picked our best frog books for tots as well as those frog life cycle books that you can read aloud to your toddlers and preschoolers.

covers of some of the best books to read to kids about the frog life cycle

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frog puppets for the rhyme 5 little speckled frogs made with craft sticks and craft foam
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Five Little Speckled Frog Craft Foam Puppets

An easy DIY to create some puppets for preschoolers to use when singing along to the nursery rhyme Five Little Speckled Frogs.
Keyword: craft foam, craft sticks, nursery rhyme props, nursery rhymes, Puppet
Yield: 5 Puppets
Author: Cerys Parker

Equipment

  • Pair of Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Self Healing Craft Mat
  • Craft Knife

Materials

Instructions

  • Cut out and open up your frog – you now have a frog template. You can if you wish go ahead and create the frog from this template with 1 colour green – if you do this skip to step and draw just around this piece.
    scrap paper folded in half with a frog drawn and cut out on it
  • From your template cut out the head shape of your frog.
    head cut out from hand drawn frog template
  • Then the legs. Use the paper to draw a card template so that you can reuse them – handy for creating more resources at a later date. Add to this a body template and a stomach template which are ovals that fit inside the legs.
    sections of frog cut out
  • Cut out your frog pieces from the card.
    frog parts assembled
  • On the craft foam draw around each piece 5 times – I used 4 different colours of green.
  • Using a craft knife cut out the pieces.
    parts of frog puppets cut out ready to assemble
  • Then assemble them with a hot glue gun or use some strong glue that will enable them to remain stuck together when children are playing.
    hot glue gun the craft foam puppets together
  • Add on the wiggly eyes.
  • Attach the craft stick to the back.
    frog attached at the back to the craft stick
  • Using the marker pen add in a mouth, nose holes and some speckles onto the body.
    numbers added to the craft sticks, speckles to their stomachs and noses
  • Then write the numbers 1 to 5 on each of the sticks and use them to count with the Rhyme.
hand holding the finished frog puppets to use with preschoolers in morning time baskets and circle time

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Frog Themed Activities and Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Hopping mad frog-themed crafts and activities for toddlers and preschoolers ideal for spring based learning and fun in and out of the classroom.

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five little speckled frogs free printable counting rhyme words with DIY craft foam frog puppets that kids can use to sing along with the rhyme
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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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