Spring is in the air and frogs are on our minds. This cute sensory tub for toddlers is inspired by the fun counting nursery rhyme Five Little Speckled Frogs. Once set up you can use it to sing along with the rhyme, or to start learning about the frog lifecycle with your toddler and preschooler. So here we go simple to set up Frog Themed Sensory Bin for Toddlers.

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Frog Themed Sensory Bin

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We have used lots of different sensory box fillers over the years but have recently discovered Pluffle.

pluffle in a sensory bin

This is non-toxic sensory play material that never dries out.

It makes a great material to represent the water as it can be squished and moulded in your toddlers hands.

pluffle sensory material

Combined with giant water beads which we’ve used to represent eggs in the pond it’s created a sensory bin with lots of different textures.

giant water bead in a hand

We used bath toy frogs in our set up but it would be fantastic to include a set of Frog Lifecycle Toys and use the sensory bin for when you teach your toddler and preschoolers about it.

sequencing of the frog life cycle using DIY story stones

Five Little Frogs Song Words

Whilst playing in the sensory bin it’s a great time to introduce your tot to the nursery rhyme Five Little Speckled Frogs.

frogs in the sensory bin ready for play

We’ve included the words to the song below for you to sing together.

Five Little Speckled Frogs,
Sat on a speckled log,
Eating some most delicious grubs
YUM YUM
One jumped into the pool,
Where it was nice and cool!
Now there are just four green speckled frogs!
GLUB GLUB

Four Little Speckled Frogs,
Sat on a speckled log,
Eating some most delicious grubs
YUM YUM
One jumped into the pool,
Where it was nice and cool!
Now there are just three green speckled frogs!
GLUB GLUB

Three Little Speckled Frogs,
Sat on a speckled log,
Eating some most delicious grubs
YUM YUM
One jumped into the pool,
Where it was nice and cool!
Now there are just two green speckled frogs!
GLUB GLUB

Two Little Speckled Frogs,
Sat on a speckled log,
Eating some most delicious grubs
YUM YUM
One jumped into the pool,
Where it was nice and cool!
Now there is just one green speckled frog!
GLUB GLUB

One Little Speckled Frog,
Sat on a speckled log,
Eating some most delicious grubs
YUM YUM
One jumped into the pool,
Where it was nice and cool!
Now there are no green speckled frogs!
GLUB GLUB
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Five Little Speckled Frogs Sensory Bin for Toddlers and Preschoolers

An easy to set up sensory bin inspired by the Nursery Rhyme Five Little Speckled frogs for toddlers and preschoolers to play with
Prep Time10 mins
Play Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Keyword: nursery rhymes, Preschool Activities, Sensory play, toddler activities
Yield: 1 sensory bin
Author: Cerys Parker

Equipment

  • Plastic Storage Bin

Instructions

  • Pour pluffle into a storage container.
    pluffle in a sensory bin
  • Cut several lily pad shapes from green felt. You can easily do this by cutting a circle and then cutting a tiny triangle from one side.
  • Add a few giant water beads to the bin.
  • Add a few pieces of long dry grass to the bin.
    frogs in the sensory bin ready for play
  • Scatter a few rubber frogs into the bin.
  • Offer the bin to your child to explore.
  • The giant water beads are quite fragile, and expect your child to squeeze them! They are likely to burst, which is quite fun for little hands! With little ones that like to put things in their mouths please supervise carefully and remove the burst water beads.
  • When play time is finished, remove the water beads and snap a lid on it for future play sessions.
    five little speckled frog sensory bin for toddlers and preschoolers

Why not try some of our Food-free Sensory Bin Ideas for Toddlers

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More Frog Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Printable Frog Life Cycle Game that can be used as a memory game, to play snap or to teach the life cycle of the frog through a simple sequencing activity. Simply download, print and play.
Create your own puppets to use in circle time or with your child for the popular children's rhyme Five Little Speckled Frogs. These easy to make puppets are perfect for playing with and helping your child recognise numbers and count aloud as they sing the rhyme.

Start raising tadpoles, this easy spring nature and science activity is great to do with kids of all ages and they will love seeing them develop.

Play together with our Frog Lifecycle Memory Game and Sequencing Cards

Sing together one of our favourite Frog Songs with your own homemade Speckled Frog Puppets.

Check out our simple paper Five Little Speckled Frog Puppets you can make as well.

Speckled Frog Mask from Mother Nurtured

Printable Speckled Frog Puppets from Picklebums

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Author
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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