Learning about life cycles is one of my favourite topics to do with kids in science. It doesn’t matter whether they are 3 or 15 it still fascinates them, especially if the lifecycle is different in some way. These amphibian life cycle rocks are such a fun resource for you to make for your kids. Add then to your nature area, use them with books to retell the life cycle, and help support your kids learn about the amazing life cycle of the frog. So here you go our easy to make DIY Frog Life Cycle Story Stones.
Frog Life Cycle Rocks
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.
We have added these to our nature table with a set of the frog lifecycle cards from our memory game as well as a tank of tadpoles that we are raising this spring (if you would like to do this as well check out our guide to raising tadpoles).
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 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 Frog Themed Activities & Crafts
Make a simple flipbook with your preschoolers with our printable frog life cycle book.
Get playing and retelling the life cycle story with your little ones with a frog pond sensory bin including water beads to represent the frogspawn.
Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.