In late spring and early summer, a fun theme to do is the frog life cycle. This FREE Printable Frog and Tadpole life cycle activity for your toddlers and preschoolers is an easy activity to support their learning.

Flipbooks are a great way for kids to create their own books that they can then use for reference. This mini flip book shows the 4 basic stages of the frog’s life cycle, frog eggs (or spawn), tadpole, froglet, and frog.

You and your toddler or preschooler can do this life cycle of the frog activity and have a reference book when you do more frog and tadpole activities to talk about together.

3 images of a frog life cycle flip book with text reading free printable toddler and preschool frog life cycle flip book sequencing activity

Printable Life Cycle of the Frog Activity

Aimed at toddlers and younger preschoolers this life cycle activity features the 4 phases of the frog, and toad, metamorphosis that are easy to distinguish between.

frog life cycle flip book free printable sheets and card with scissors, glue stick and pencil ready for a preschooler to create

A version of this flipbook is available in our store with more phases of the life cycle for older preschoolers and those in the early years in school.

In this free printable, you will find 2 versions – one fully coloured ready to cut, the other with black and white images, to colour, as well as letters to trace to support writing and reading skills.

tracing over the letter in a colour and trace version of the frog life cycle activity for preschoolers

Learning About the Frog Life Cycle

One of the best ways that your little one can learn about the frog life cycle is to observe it.

We have been raising tadpoles on our nature table every spring since I was a child and have a complete guide so that you can as well. Check out the guide to raising tadpoles by clicking on the link.

preschooler collecting frog spawn from the pond to raise in a tank on the nature table

Alternatively, if you can’t find any frog spawn locally, why not watch this excellent video which shows the process in a tank at home.

Video of the life cycle of a frog from eggs to the frog returning to the pond

As well as watching the life cycle, we also read around the subject from our favourite Frog Books to books about the frog lifecycle for toddlers and preschoolers.

a toddler reading a book about frogs in front of a tank with frogs in.

Favourite Frog Life Cycle Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Although our list above contains a variety of different frog life cycle books for tots, our pick of the best is below.

The Teeny Weeny Tadpole by Sheridan Cain has always been a favourite of ours and explains the life cycle through a story. Ideal to read aloud or as the version we have comes with a CD you can listen to it being read together.

For preschoolers and the as your child begins to read the From Tadpole to Frog goes is a non-fiction book ideal to keep to hand when learning about the frog life cycle. It’s easy to read and has real images inside perfect for matching with a set of homemade frog life cycle story stones.

Another non-fiction book but to be read together and with illustrations rather than photographs How Does a Frog Grow is our 3rd favourite book we add to the book basket when learning about the life cycle of the tadpole.

Printable Frog Life Cycle Cut Out Activity

Once we’ve talked about the different stages we can then get creating our own flip book.

coloured version of the frog life cycle activity for preschoolers cut out and ready to assemble

On the printable file you will find 4 sheets. Two sheets with colours and two with tracing. The difference is whether we use the language frog eggs or frog spawn.

adding frog spawn to the first box of the frog life cycle

I have always taught the children the language frog spawn, however I know that in other situations people use frog eggs so print out the versions that you use.

matching froglet word to the image of a froglet on a frog life cycle cut and paste activity for preschoolers
frog life cycle free printable pages on a wooden table ready for preschoolers to create their own flip book
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Frog Life Cycle Printable Flip Book

An easy life cycle activity for toddlers and preschoolers to do when learning about frogs and tadpoles.
Prep Time2 mins
Active Time15 mins
Keyword: Frog Life Cycle, Life Cycle Activities, Printable
Yield: 1 book
Author: Cerys Parker

Equipment

  • Scissors – you or your child will need to cut out the different components
  • Pencil
  • Something to colour with

Instructions

  • Print out the Frog Life Cycle on white printer paper
    frog life cycle flip book free printable sheets and card with scissors, glue stick and pencil ready for a preschooler to create
  • Cut out the parts. The words and images should be separated
    coloured version of the frog life cycle activity for preschoolers cut out and ready to assemble
  • Stick the 4 section with "Glue here" to a piece of coloured card.
  • Add in the top of the flip book by gluing along "Glue here" and attaching.
  • The book is now ready for your toddler or preschooler to place the frog life cycle in sequence.
    adding frog spawn to the first box of the frog life cycle
  • Match up the words with the life cycle cut out pictures.
    matching froglet word to the image of a froglet on a frog life cycle cut and paste activity for preschoolers
  • Repeat with the letter tracing version and have fun colouring in the stages of the life cycle together.

More Frog and Tadpole Activities

When studying the life cycle of the frog I like to include other activities with frogs and tadpoles check out some of our favourites below.

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DIY frog counting game for toddlers and preschoolers
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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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