5 Little Speckled Frogs
To introduce our new topic Life cycles, preschool explored and learnt about the life cycle of a frog. We looked at a short clip on the touch and tilt to understand the life cycle in more depth and we used our own knowledge and spoke about the life cycle of a frog having 4 stages being: egg (frogspawn), tadpole, froglet and frog! We learnt that it can take up to 28 weeks for the frog to complete its life cycle. Preschool said this is “a very long time!”
To extended on this we went outside the garden to our 5 little speckled frogs tray, looking at what was inside, we used our senses and explored what frogspawn could feel like using chia seeds soaked in water to make the jelly like texture. We learned about their diets, their habitual preferences and sang the song 5 little speckled frogs. The Children enjoyed the sensory experience of the chia seeds, and we also found logs from our bug hotel to add to the tuff tray!