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Frog Frenzy! Learning all about Frogs

This is one of my favorite units.  The littles love learning all about frogs and it is a great time to do some opinion writing.  :)

We start our unit by charting our schema about frogs.

We read lots of nonfiction books about frogs and create our own book based on what we learned.

 This unit is packed with fun games for math and literacy centers.

This one is a fun subtraction game called, Munching Flies.
The kids roll the game dice to create subtraction sentences.
We used black beans for the flies.

This game is called,  Frog Warts!
The kids lay out their fly cards in numerical order.
Then, they pick a frog card from the basket, count the warts (subitizing) and match it to a fly card to make a sum of 10.  
NOTE:  ALL of the games have First Grade versions included as well.
For first grade the object of the game is to make sums of 20.

This game is called, Leap Frog
it is a comparing numbers game.  Leap Frog!
The kids each turn over a card.  They compare the cards and the student with the largest number gets to move their frog to the next lily pad.  The first one to get their froggy to the last lily pad wins.  It has several sets of cards to choose from.
The students can use addition cards and compare their sums,  use place value cards and compare the numbers, or use numeral cards to compare.  One game.... lots of ways to play!

place value cards shown below.

Five in a Row center to practice blends.

This song was a class favorite!
We put all of the pieces in a pocket chart and sang the song each morning during Shared Reading.
A HUGE thank you to my sweet friend,  Deedee Wills!  I was working on my frog unit 
and I was stuck on the poem.   I called her on the phone and she came through for me.
Thank you,  Deedee!!!  

The Littles got to color a book of the song so that they could take it home and share it with their family.

Watching tadpoles in the Science center!

Note: This unit is on sale until Monday at midnight.  :)

If you like this idea, I also have a companion Froggy unit on TPT.  


  1. What a great unit! Love the Frog Warts game! I'm with the kid that thinks they're creepy. I'm so fearful of real life frogs, so bad that I would run around my Florida home to the dark backdoor at night rather than the lit front door because frogs are always sitting there waiting for me. Don't think I could do a class tadpole.... but such a good learning experience to see them transform.... Oh, the dilemma! LOL.

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  2. Adorable! I am definitely going to share this with my friend, Andrea Knight. She has a frog phobia! My whole class loves to laugh about how I send her frog things. They would love this unit. Thanks for this fun post.



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