We had a “ribbiting” good time during this week’s Explorastory!


Down by the Cool of the Pool

Down by the Cool of the Pool by Tony Mitton

The Wide-mouthed Frog

The Wide-Mouthed Frog by Keith Faulkner


That's Not My Frog

That’s Not My Frog by Fiona Watt



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Rhymes & Fingerplays:

Down by the Banks

Down by the banks of the hanky panky

Where the bull frogs jump from bank to bank-y

With a hip-hop, flippity-flop

Missed that bank-y and went ker-plop!


Five Little Froggies (you can use your fingers or make this into a flannel story)

Five little froggies sat on a shore

One went for a swim, then there were four

Four little forggies looked out to sea

One went swimming, then there were three

Three little froggies said, “What can we do?”

One jumped in the water, then there were two

Two little froggies sat in the sun

One swam off, then there was one

One little froggie said “This is no fun!”

He dived in the water, then there were none!


Mr. Bullfrog

Here’s Mr. Bullfrog (make a fist)

Sitting on a rock (put fist on palm)

Into the water he jumps (raise arm high)



Five Green and Speckled Frogs

Five green and speckled frogs

Sat on a speckled log

Eating the most delicious bugs

Yum! Yum!

One jumped into the pool

Where it was nice and cool

Then there were four green speckled frogs

Glub! Glub!


Keep going until there are no more frogs


Three Little Froggies Sitting on a Well

Three little froggies sitting on a well

One peeked in and down he fell

Froggies jumped high

Froggies jumped low

Froggies jumped everywhere to and fro!

Continue rhyme with 2, 1, and o



We made frog masks!  I found a frog mask  template at Activity Village.  The template was glued onto green cardstock.  Parents assisted in cutting out the pattern and the eyes of the mask.  Kids then had a choice: they could decorate the white part of the mask or they could use the green part of the mask and embellish it.  Either way looked wonderful.  Using a hole puncher we made two holes on either side of the mask.  We threaded yarn through the holes  and tied it on each side, so kids could wear the masks.

Here’s mine:



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