We have a child that is obsessed with frogs and tadpoles. They have been since they were under 2 so throughout the years we have followed his interest including raising tadpoles on the kitchen table every year since then! Anything that is hands-on learning, brings the topic to life or children can really interact and see happening helps them understand and learn. So story stones which allow children to play with the concept are a great way to learn. These easy DIY Frog Lifecycle Story Stones are easy to make and a great resource to use when helping your child understand the lifecycle of the frog.
Frog Life Cycle Story Stones
Story Stones are just painted rocks that you and your child can use to tell a story. Whether like our Nativity Story Stones they are based on an actual story or like these that are more open-ended and children can use to retell the life cycle story of the frog themselves they are simple to make and then can be used time and time again.
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Follow the instructions below on creating your own stones and then use them with your child to explore the lifecycle of a frog. Don’t forget to check out some of our other ideas for exploring this lifecycle with kids below.
Materials Needed to Create your Own Set of DIY Story Stones for the Life Cycle of the Frog
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How to make your own Frog Life Cycle Painted Rocks
Before your start wash and dry your rocks thoroughly.
- With a pencil outline each of your lifecycle stages on the rocks.
- Then using a small paintbrush fill in your outlines with acrylic paints.
- Leave to dry.
- Once dry using a black POSCA Pen draw a black outline around the paintings.
You can also at this point add in white eyes or extra details you may wish with either paint or using the POSCA pens.
If you wish to seal the rocks thoroughly then we recommend using a Matt Mod Podge but do make sure that your painting and the outlines are thoroughly dry before applying the sealer as they can leach if not.
More Ideas for Exploring the Frog Life Cycle with your Kids
By far the best way to explore the lifecycle of the frog with kids is by raising tadpoles. This is one of our favourite activities to do in the spring and ever since my kids were young we have had a tank of tadpoles on the nature table.