Fill a plastic tub with assorted lengths of blue crepe paper (for water). Trace a frog shape onto green craft foam to make six or more frogs. Use three different designs to decorate the frogs. Then cut out the frog shapes and scatter them under the crepe paper water. A student removes the frogs from the water and sorts them by their designs!
Hop, hover, and waddle—oh my! Use this cute song to discuss vocabulary related to action at the pond. (sung to the tune of “Hickory, Dickory, Dock”) The pond is a great place to play. Which critters are out today? [There are some frogs] [Hopping on logs]. The pond is a great place to play! Continue with the following: Raccoons wash their paws, And stretch out their claws; Fireflies are bright, Lighting the night; Dragonflies hover, Looking for cover; Some flies buzz by—The frog does sigh…
Ducks on a Lake | Idea | The Mailbox There were [five] little ducks on the lake one day. [Three] more ducks came to splash and play. How many ducks were on that lake? What number does [five] plus [three] make?
Cut a large alligator character from green bulletin board paper; then mount it to a long wall. On each of 26 paper triangles, write a different letter of the alphabet. Each time you study a letter, add a triangle to the alligator's back. There’s one mighty fine-looking gator!