Book Mama: 5 Green and Speckled Frogs: An Interactive Version

5 Green and Speckled Frogs: An Interactive Version

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | 5 Green and Speckled Frogs

My youngest discovered a new song this week, 5 Green and Speckled Frogs. I sang it to him once and he was hooked.  I pulled out the book version of 5 Green and Speckled Frogs and he has been carrying it back and forth to school every day.  And yesterday, I found both my boys huddled together, my eldest reading the story and my youngest  listening intently. I knew it was time for the next step….

 5 Green and Speckled Frogs

(Constanza Bassaluzzo)

So, I jumped on the computer, headed over to Picklebums.com, printed off her adorable (and free) frogs and created this for my boys:

5 Green and Speckled Frogs: An Interactive Version

Materials:

  • paints for log (browns)
  • sponges
  • paper towel tube or posterboard rolled into a tube
  • 5 popsicle sticks cut in half
  • exacto knife
  • shoe box (or other small box)
  • blue construction paper
  • cardstock
  • glue stick
  • hot glue
  • Frog Printable from Picklebums
  • scissors
Directions
 Place paints on a plate or in a dish. Cut a sponge into 4 small pieces and set two aside.

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | 5 Green and Speckled Frogs

Roll a piece of poster board into a log shape (or you can use a paper towel roll).  Use the sponges to color the log so it looks “speckled.”  Allow to dry.

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | 5 Green and Speckled Frogs

While the log is drying, print out the frogs from Picklebums.

Glue the frogs onto card stock or any other thicker paper.  Cut the frogs out and glue them to the popsicle stick halves with hot glue.

Then cover the top and front of the shoe box with blue construction paper. I did not cover the sides or back of the box, but you certainly can.  Then, using an exacto knife, cut five slits in the “pool” for the frogs. Do not make your slits too far back or they will be under the log!

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | 5 Green and Speckled Frogs

When the log is dry, cut 5 slits in the log for the frogs and hot glue it to the box as shown below.

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | 5 Green and Speckled Frogs

Add the frogs and your interactive 5 Green and Speckled Frogs Game is done and ready for some fun!

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | 5 Green and Speckled Frogs

5 Green and Speckled Frogs

5 green and speckled frogs sat on a speckled log eating the most delicious bugs. Yum! Yum!

1 jumped into the pool where it was nice and cool and now there are 4 green speckled frogs.

4 green and speckled frogs sat on a speckled log eating the most delicious bugs. Yum! Yum!

1 jumped into the pool where it was nice and cool and now there are 3 green speckled frogs.

 

Continue until there are no more speckled frogs on the speckled log!

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5 thoughts on “Book Mama: 5 Green and Speckled Frogs: An Interactive Version

  1. Awesome! Such an encompassing and fun activity. I too have Kate’s frogs! Had found them long before I even knew what a blog was haha. We’d love making this to go along with them. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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