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Snack: There are lots of cool things about a frog's body. But one of the best is the long, sticky tongue that many frogs use to shoot out, catch a fly or other prey, and curl it in for a snack. Now, you're not going to have to eat flies - thank goodness! But pop some popcorn, put it on a plate or platter, put your hands behind your back, and eat the popcorn . . . with only your tongue. Ribbet!!!

 

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To gather in advance:

 

A relatively large globe or world map

Scotch tape

Print out this activity and cut apart the frog cartoons

 

 

Frogs live on every continent of the world except Antartica. Where there is water, there are frogs. The bad news is, as wetlands are drained so that buildings can be built for human use, frog habitat is declining. This, coupled with the effects of pesticides and fertilizers on the frog's health and the fortunes of its food supply, put frog numbers in decline and make frogwatching a little more iffy around the world. However, there are endless species with endless variations, making this familiar amphibian endlessly fascinating.

 

For this activity, cut out these frogs, make a little tape circle, and stick each frog where it goes on a globe or world map. You can research these species further on a search engine. There's a lot to know about frogs, and amazing variety of facts about each of these species!

 

For added excitement, print out two copies and challenge someone to a race. First one to get all the frogs in place, correctly, gets to watch the other one crouch down on the ground and hop across the room!

 

Ready . . . set . . . RIBBET!

 

 

Litter leaf frog

Cuba

 

 

Gold frog

Brazil

 

 

Northern leopard frog

Canada

 

 

 

Golden poison dart frog

Colombia

 

 

Ornate horned frog

Argentina

 

 

Male blue-spined glass frog

Costa Rica

 

 

American bullfrog

United States

 

 

Spadefoot toad

Europe

 

 

Goliath frog

West Africa

 

 

Nightfrog

India

 

 

Tukeit Hill frog

Guyana

 

 

Milky tree frog

Venezuela

 

 

Gastric Brooding frog

Australia

 

 

Red-eyed tree frog

Central America

 

 

Long-nosed horned frog

Malaysia

 

 

 

Tree frog

Thailand

 

 

Tomato frog

Madagascar

 

 

Wallace's flying frog

Borneo

 

 

 

Paradoxical frog

Trinidad

 

 

 

Gold-striped frog

Ecuador

 

 

 

Coquis

Hawaii

 

 

 

Moor frog

Slovak Republic

 

 

 

Clawed frog

Southeast Africa

 

 

 

Hairy frog

West Africa

 

 

 

Gliding tree frog

China

 

 

 

 

By Susan Darst Williams www.AfterSchoolTreats.com Geography 01 2008

 

 

 

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