Montessori frog life cycle activities can be fun for toddlers as well as preschoolers. My 19-month-old granddaughter has been in love with frogs lately. She adores the miniature frog in our beginning sounds object game, and she’s fascinated with three small frog lawn ornaments on a neighbor’s front lawn that we pass in our regular walks. So I put together a frog life cycle tray for her.
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Montessori Frog Life Cycle Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers
It’s best to start any zoology activity by observing the live animal if possible. If you have access to frogs or can make a trip to the pond, that’s great! If you can grow your own frogs, that’s even better!
For work materials at home or in the classroom, I love the toddler frog life cycle materials available inexpensively from Montessori Print Shop. They have high-quality photographs that are perfect for showing the frog life cycle. I used the Toddler Frog Life Cycle Book and Toddler Frog Life Cycle Cards.
Zoey enjoys matching the frog life cycle objects to the cards.
A Montessori frog life cycle game is especially fun for toddlers.
I think the toddler frog life cycle materials are great for preschoolers, too. Montessori Print Shop has additional frog materials for preschoolers that work well for any frog work.
Montessori Frog Life Cycle Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers – YouTube Video
In this video, my adult daughter, Christina (a former Montessori child), shows a way to present the life cycle of a frog for toddlers and young preschoolers. She also shares some frog life cycle activities with her niece/my granddaughter, Zoey.
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Montessori Frog Resources
Related Blog Posts and Pinterest Board:
- Toddler Frog Life Cycle Book
- Toddler Frog Life Cycle Cards
- Montessori Print Shop Toddler Bundle
- Montessori Print Shop Frog Materials (not all used in this post but very helpful for a frog unit study)
- Safari Ltd. Life Cycle of a Frog
- Multicraft Trays
- Montessori Services Rugs
- Montessori Services Baskets
- Scotch Thermal Laminator
More Frog Resources and Blog Posts
- Montessori-Inspired Frog Activities for Leap Year or Anytime
- Montessori Frog Life Cycle Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers
- Free Frog Printables and Montessori-Inspired Frog Math Activities
- Free Frog Do-a-Dot Printable (Montessori-Inspired Instant Download)
- Free Frog Cutting Strips (Montessori-Inspired Instant Download)
- “5 Green and Speckled Frogs” with Props and Free Printables
- Lots of Learning and Fun with Frogs Sensory Bin
- Kids’ Frog and Leap Year Activities Pinterest Board
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I love how you observe your granddaughter’s interests so closely, and are always sure to follow her lead when creating activities for her. You’re such a great example of how to follow the child, no matter their age or ability! My favorite picture in the post is of your granddaughter concentrating so hard, as she matches up replicas to the life cycle cards!
This is awesome. Thanks for the frog resources and I absolutely love your videos. 🙂
The Natural Homeschool says
What a fun post! I love it that you add videos to explain the lessons and presentations. 🙂
Elaine Goh says
Learning is always so easy and fluid when we follow the child’s interests! My favorite part of the video is when Zoey cleans up! LOL 🙂 I love MPS printables too, we used it for our Snails study, and I’m always blown away by how much my 3 year old can absorb. In Zoey’s case, 19 month old, but never too young to learn!
I truly appreciate the videos you create. It helps clarify the critical steps of the activity. There are so many helpful tidbits in it! Thank you.
Jennifer Tammy says
I always love your activities with Zoey — she is lucky to have such a great aunt and grandmother working with her and developing such fun activities!
Such a great example for those using Montessori at home. I love how she cleans up at the end. And her speech is just wonderful. Thank you for sharing her with us! Pinning this for sure!
I love this! Zoey is so sweet. These videos are such a great reminder that even young toddlers have intense interests that can lead to learning!
Jae M says
Zoey is just soo cute! And this post has inspired me to start zoology activities with Vito as well. Thanks Deb for sharing! I’m always inspired by your work.
Jae M says
Zoey is so cute! Must try this technique with Vito 😀 Zoey is so lucky to have you Deb!
I love this sweet little video and hearing Zoey say the different names of the life-cycle of a frog. Super cute! I also love the printables. I need to print those off for an added activity to our frog unit. 🙂
Loved the idea