Thursday, 2 June 2016

Big Bad Fish

We had so much fun with the activities planned around this week's book: Look Out For The Big Bad Fish by Sheridan Cain.

The children explored the life cycle of a frog.

We made sock tadpoles.  I got the idea from Danielle's Place.  I bought green ankle socks at the dollar store.  We cut the open end into a triangle shape and stuffed the toe part with batting then added a piece of felt between the pieces before using a glue gun to close.  We then added googly eyes.  They turned out super cute and were fun to use when retelling the story.






We made these awesome Big Bad Fish puppets.  I cut a 2 fish shapes from yellow felt.  The children added blue felt stripes. felt fins, and googly eyes to their fish shapes.  We closed the pieces together leaving the bottom open for their hand to go in.



The children drew tadpoles and frogs.







The children made a life cycle 'clock' using a paper plate and a brad to move the arrow.




We painted paper plates and added bulgy eyes using egg carton cups.



5 Green and Speckled Frogs
5 green and speckled frogs
Sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs - yum, yum
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Now there are 4 green, speckled frogs - glub, glub
4 green and speckled frogs... etc
3 green and speckled frogs... etc
2 green and speckled frogs... etc
1 green and speckled frog
Sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs - yum, yum
He jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Now there are no green, speckled frogs - glub, glub!

There Once Was a Little Green Frog
There once was a little green frog, frog, frog
Who sat in the woods on a log, log, log
A screech owl sitting in a tree, tree, tree
Came after the frog with a scree, scree, screech
When the frog heard the owl in a flash, flash, flash
He leaped in the pond with a splash, splash, splash!

Frogs Grow And Change
Sung to: Froggie Went A Courtin
Did you know frogs grow and change
Uh-huh, uh-huh
Did you know frogs grow and change
Uh-huh, uh-huh
A tadpole is a baby frog; it moves its tail to swim along
Uh-huh, uh-huh
The back legs are the first to grow
Uh-huh, uh-huh
The back legs are the first to grow
Uh-huh, uh-huh
The back legs are the first to grow; then its front legs start to show
Uh-huh, uh-huh
It climbs onto the land that's near
Uh-huh, uh-huh
It climbs onto the land that's near
Uh-huh, uh-huh
It climbs onto the land that's near; now its tail can disappear
Uh-huh, uh-huh
The frog's legs grow big and strong
Uh-huh, uh-huh
The frog's legs grow big and strong
Uh-huh, uh-huh
The frog's legs grow big and strong; it uses them to hop along
Uh-huh, uh-huh.

Ga Goo
Ga goo went the little green frog one day
Ga goo, Ga goo
Ga goo went the little green frog one day
Ga goo, Ga goo
And his eyes went rolly polly
Well you know frogs don't
La-de-da-de-da., la-de-da-de-da., la-de-da-de-da,
Well you know frogs don't
La-de-da-de-da - They never go Ga Goo!

I highly recommend this story... it is a super fun read and a great way to learn about the life cycle of a frog.

2 comments:

  1. Those sock tadpoles are absolutely the cutest.

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  2. Thanks Pennie - the kids loved them :)

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