These pond life activities for kids are a great way to introduce students to nature and outdoor play through the use of books, crafts, and even games! These projects are perfect for spring, and use common school supplies you may already have on hand in your home or classroom. Have fun exploring and learning together!
Some of our favorite pond life activities for kids:
Read Frog and Toad books together:
Make a frog paper bag puppet:
Use paper bags, buttons, glue, and googly eyes to make your own frog puppets.
Play leap frog:
A game of leap frog is perfect for getting students to burn off some of their extra energy — great, active playtime fun!
Read I Don’t Want to be a Frog!
I Don’t Want to be a Frog is a silly story about a frog who does not want to be a frog, and the dialogue that ensues between the young frog and his father. Very expressive illustrations!
Design your own book cover for a Frog and Toad book:
Let students get creative by making a book cover of their own using paper, stickers, and markers (or crayons). This is such a fun activity to do with any book, and is so engaging for kids!
Visit a pond and look for pond life:
You may see signs of tadpoles, frogs, lily pads, and much more!
Sing Five Little Speckled Frogs together:
If you are not already familiar with this song, here is a video to demonstrate. This would be great to watch and try a sing-a-long together!