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!!!
To gather in advance:
A relatively large globe or world
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
Northern leopard frog
Golden poison dart frog
Ornate horned frog
Male blue-spined glass frog
Tukeit Hill frog
Milky tree frog
Gastric Brooding frog
Red-eyed tree frog
Long-nosed horned frog
Wallace's flying frog