Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Frogs topic on BrainPOP Jr.

In the Wild

If possible, find tadpoles in your community. Streams, brooks, and ponds, as well as gardens and parks are usually great places to find tadpoles. Have your child observe tadpoles in their natural setting. Remind him or her to not touch the tadpoles or frogs, as oils from our skin can harm them. Instead your child can take photos or draw pictures of his or her observations. Your child may be able to see many tadpoles and frogs in various stages of development. Why do you think adult frogs lay so many eggs? Why are so many tadpoles visible close to the water’s edge? Discuss with your child.

Neighborhood Food Chain

Find out what frogs live in your neighborhood or community. Then research what predators live in your community. Create a food chain or food web together that features frogs. This is a great activity to learn about living things in your area and help your child understand how everything in nature is connected. What might happen if a frog in your community became threatened or endangered? How might this affect the food chain or food web? Discuss with your child.

Filed as:  Animals, Frogs, K-3, Science