With spring here in our family that means just one thing we are on the hunt for frogs. Ever since my youngest was a toddler he has been a little obsessed with frogs. Now he’s older he’s decided that he wants to be a Zoologist when he grows up but study only Amphibians. So for this week’s Virtual Book Club for Kids Theme of Frogs I thought it would be great to look at the frog life cycle in a fun way and have got a couple of games for you to try with your toddlers and preschoolers. So here we go our first game is the Frog Life Cycle Game.

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.

The Wide Mouthed Frog

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Each week for your toddler and preschool virtual book club we recommend a featured book that is ideal to read aloud as you complete the hands-on activities, crafts and recipes. This week’s featured book is The Wide-Mouthed Frog by Keith Faulkner which is a fun story to read together about a frog that is fascinated by how and what different animals eat – that is until he meets one of the swamps residents how really like frogs to eat!

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

Looking for more books to read and add to your book basket this for your Frog Life Cycle theme with your toddlers and preschoolers then check out our Best Children’s books about the frog life cycle you can read together.

Frog Life Cycle Memory Game

I love simple games that have multiple purposes. This printable game can be used for sequencing the frog life cycle, talking about it, playing memory and snap. Although the game is available in our store for you to download and print as a subscriber to our Toddler and Preschool Weekly Newsletter we offer the resource for FREE.

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.

Materials Needed for your Frog Life Cycle Memory Game

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Printer – here at Rainy Day Mum we use an HP Envy with Instant Ink

White Cardstock

Scissors

Laminator (Optional) – You may want to laminate the cards if using with a class or you want them to last longer

Prep Needed

  1. Download the cards – each page has 4 of the same set of cards so you can print multiple copies especially if you choose to play snap with these.
  2. Cut out the cards and laminate if you wish
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.

Using the Frog Life Cycle Memory Game

  1. Look at the cards and the different life cycles of the frog – you have 6 different stages; frogspawn (the eggs), tadpoles with no legs, tadpoles with back legs, tadpoles with front and back legs, froglet, and Adult Frog.
  2. Lay the cards face down on a flat surface.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.
  3. Turn over 2 cards. If they match you win the pair.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.
  4. Continue playing until all of the cards have been paired up.
  5. The winner is the player with the most cards.

Sequencing the Frog Life Cycle with your Memory Game Cards

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.

As I said this game is versatile – if you wish you can use the cards to create the frog life cycle. We have used them as we raised tadpoles in previous years. They were ideal for adding to our nature table and talking about the stages of development in the tank.

Collecting and raising frog spawn to froglets in your own home. Simple low cost Nature activity for kids to do in Spring at home or in the classroom
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.

More Frog Books to Read Together with your Toddlers and Preschoolers

Each week with the weekly themes we suggest a few extra books that you may like to read aloud with your toddlers and preschoolers in addition to the featured book. These books are from our own collection and ones that my children and the children that I have taught have thoroughly enjoyed. We hope you enjoy them as well.

The Wide-Mouthed Frog by Keith Faulkner

Growing Frogs by Vivian French

The Frog Olympics by Brian Moses

It’s Mine by Leo Lionni

Five Green Speckled Frogs by Priscilla Burris

If you can’t find those books or wish to add a few more to read on this theme then check out our Frog and Tadpoles Book Recommendations where we have just a few more recommendations for toddlers and preschoolers that include fiction and non-fiction books.

More Frog Themed Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Yes, this is one of my favourite themes and I know so many little ones that love it as well. Check out these activities and crafts for toddlers and preschoolers from here on Rainy Day Mum as well as on the cohosts of the Virtual Book Club for Kids.

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.

Make your Own Five Little Speckled Frogs Craft Stick Puppets to use for this week’s theme and sing along to the fun nursery rhyme.

Frog Counting Game for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Five Little Speckled Frogs Egg Carton Craft for Toddlers and Preschoolers

How to Collect Frogspawn and Raise Tadpoles plus your own DIY Tadpole Food Recipe to Make

Frog Hop Number Line Game from Mama Smiles

Simple Pond Sensory Bin for Toddlers from Toddler Approved

Frog Hop Phonics – ideal for older preschoolers and those learning to read

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

EVEN MORE – Frog and Tadpole themed Crafts and Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

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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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