Last week the children and I made our first lapbook (a butterfly life cycle one) and today we continued our learning about the frog life cycle by making a frog life cycle lapbook.
We used a number of different resources to put together our frog life cycle lapbook, including some fab resources from Twinkl:
- Frog life cycle visual aid
- Roll, Say, Colour – life cycle of a frog
- Frog life cycle word mat
- Frog Life cycle worksheets
I also printed off some colouring sheets and pen control sheets that I found on other sites (and annoyingly forgot to add to my Pinterest board).
To start with we revisited a frog life cycle book we had borrowed from the library. There is a good level of detail in this little book and I’ve been able to add a little more each time we have read it. We also watched this YouTube video which I think helps to bring it to life a little more for them. My dad has been keeping an eye on a local pond for signs of frog activity so as and when that’s spotted I’ll be taking them to see them.
As the children had really loved the roll, say, colour that we did for the butterfly work last week we looked at this activity first for the frogs. Sure enough it was a big hit again today. It’s a really neat way to help children understand the different stages.
We then moved on to some colouring pages and then some pen control things. Mr D has been really impressive with his pen control stuff recently but today he was losing interest. He did some of it but mostly got a bit fed up with it. Miss E preferred to draw straight lines. We then did some cutting and sticking pictures of the four key stages into order – both the children enjoyed this and were able to identify the four stages as well as put them in the correct order.
Mr D then moved on to do some counting and measuring that I had set up for him. I had looked around on google and various sites for some worksheets that might cover this but couldn’t find any so made up some of my own. Mr D has taken to ‘measuring’ things recently (although for some unknown reason the measurement is, nearly always, ’20 past 9′.). I bought a learning ruler for him a few weeks back so we put that to good use today by counting frogs sat on a log and measuring the logs. I think he grasped the basics of how we measure things and he certainly enjoyed it.
We did various other activities too and then put them all together into the lapbook. They were keen to show Daddy when he returned home from work this evening!
Our frog life cycle lapbook has been another hit and I am sure we will be doing some more lapbooks over the coming weeks.
this lapbook activity followed on from a tuff spot that we did – my frog life cycle tuff spot can be found here.