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Frog Themed Bulletin Boards
Bulletin Boards with a Frog Theme
A frog themed Unit Study needs a catchy bulletin board to capture your children's attention, brighten up the room and highlight skills that you are learning.
More than just decoration, these frog themed bulletin boards will invite the children to interact with the skills being taught while continually expanding their knowledge of the frog pond habitat.
Turn your classroom into a Frog Pond of learning with multi-sensory bulletin board ideas.
Photo Credit: Frog and Toad Calendar
on Number Corner Grade K Advice for March
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Frog Pond Bulletin Board
Frog Themed Bulletin Boards
Frog Pond Bulletin Board
Frog on the Lily Pad
More Frogs on the Bulletin Board
Interactive Bulletin Boards to keep the Frogs Hopping
Create Bulletin Boards that are not only attractive, but also interactive. Bulletin Boards that invite students to actively participate in a game or hands-on activity also become student activity centers where students can learn as well as look.
Cover your Bulletin Board with an old blue sheet (or just paint one). Have the kids experiment with blue and yellow paint in the art center. Cut these paintings to add grasses and leaves to your board. Have children trace around their hands to form leaves and write the name and author of books they have read and then attach to the edges of the board. Use brown crayons to do rubbings of tree trunks and cut them out for tree trunks, branches etc.
Every Monday put a different problem on the board. Example: word problem for math, editing a sentence for writing, social studies question, draw the 3 kinds of levers for science...etc. The students then write their answer down on a frog shaped paper, put their name on it and staple it on the bulletin board.
At the end of the week correct them all. Those who got the problem right get their frogs put into a fish bowl. The teacher draws a name out and that person gets a reward. Kids loved it. This idea allows the teacher to put up bonus questions across the curriculum for the children to do in their spare time!
Life Cycle of the Frog
Recycle the Bulletin Board
As you add to the bulletin board, take the old pictures off and make them into class books. Put the books in the classroom library for the kids to read during silent reading time.
This is a great way to recycle the images that the children have been making one more time. What a great lesson to teach the children.
Use their drawing and paintings to illustrate books about
- the life cycle of the frog
- frog hibernation
- frog habitat
- fictional tales of frogs
Read the stories to the children during circle time and then encourage the children to reread the stories to each other at other times.
Frog Verb Bulletin Board
Hopping Frog Bulletin Board
One day I put up a poster of a running frog. When the children walked in they were very surprised and excited by the image of a frog running.
We talked about all the ways that a frog can move. Then I gave the children frog cutouts and asked them to write the verbs that would tell ways in which a frog could move on and let them attach the frog verbs to the bulletin board.
These words were written large enough for the children to see them during writing workshop.
This frog themed bulletin board became one more way for the children to learn grammar while increasing their vocabulary and improving their writing skills.
Learn about verbs as part of the Frog Unit Study theme.
Frog Pond Math Bulletin Board
Interactive Frog Themed Math Board
Program frogs and butterflies with math problems and answers.
Children use red yarn and pushpins to represent the frog's tongue reaching out to eat the correct butterfly to answer the problem.
Frog and Insect Shapes for the Bulletin Board
Frog Themed Math Bulletin Board
Interactive Bulletin Boards turn wall decoration into another learning center. This bulletin board of frogs gets kids actively matching frogs and flies, numbers and math facts.
Use red bias tape and push pins to make long frog tongues reaching out from the frogs to the Fly that matches.
Bulletin boards need not be just decorations on the wall. By making the bulletin board interactive, you now have one more learning center.
Homeschoolers might consider using a display board for a bulletin board. Mount your Hungry Frogs learning center on one side and a frog related math calendar on the other. When you are finished for the day they fold up easily and can be put in a closet to easily turn your classroom back into a dining room.
Feed the Frog Bulletin Board - Add and Subtract the Frogs Bulletin Board
Frog and Fly Math
Post a large image of a frog on the bulletin board for a fun, interactive, hands-on activity center. Children can place some of the push pin bugs in the frog's mouth and others just buzzing around.
Use number cards and math symbol cards to show the equations.
Which is your favorite month for Frog Themed Bulletin Boards?
Frog Word Walls
Every Word in its Place and Every Frog on its Log
Write a long word such as amphibian on the frogs and have the kids look for small words using just the letters found in amphibian.
The children write the small words on cutout tadpoles and attach them to the Frog Pond surrounding the frogs. This activity will help the children focus on the letters in the word amphibian, promote learning of high frequency words and help them learn to read and write.
Frogs and Logs - Place the Frogs on the Logs
Frogs and logs for the bulletin board
Word Walls are a collection of words for children to use to promote learning in reading and writing.
There are several types of word walls that can be used in the classroom such as abc words, names, high-frequency words, word families, etc.
For the Frog Theme, brainstorm a list of Frog Words with the children. These should be words that the children might use in their writing, are difficult for them to spell and are related to the frog theme.
Simple Frog Craft
Jumping Frogs Word Chant
When practicing learning to read and spell words from the Word Wall try the Jumping Frogs Chant:
Each frog stands up tall
Say each letter in the word frog. Crouch down a bit further as you say each letter.
After you have spelled the word, jump into the air and shout out the word.
F is for Frog
Interactive Frog Themed Bulletin Board Game
Make a bulletin board that resembles a frog pond and attach a few pocket protectors in the pond.
1. Write a capital letter on each of the frogs and insert it in a pocket protector (pool of water).
2. Write the small letter that accompanies it on the pocket protector.
3. Take out and shuffle the frogs.
4. Children match the frogs with the right part of the pool.
As the children learn the letters keep adding more pockets and corresponding frogs.
Frog Bulletin Board with fun Antique Prints
German Die Cut Frogs
German Die Cuts have been made for over a hundred years. Few factories are still making these delightful cuts. I found these cute little frogs at the German Plaza.
- Make a frog themed bulletin board to illustrate fictional frogs.
- Contrast this bulletin board with an aquarium housing real frogs.
- What is it about these frogs that attracts the children's attention?
- How do they compare to the live frogs in the tank?
Use these die cut frogs to inspire children to write fictional tales of frogs. What would the frogs say to each other?
Attracting Readers to the Frog Library
A display of lively frogs can attract children to books about frogs as seen here in the Anoka County Library.
- Which are your children's favorite frog books?
- Which frog books do you wish your children would pick up on their own.
Sometimes it works to just hand them a book to read but often it is an attractive display of books that catches their attention. Hop into reading with frog books...
Frog Shaped Paper Cutouts
Match the frogs to the logs...Frogs for adding to your bulletin board, to make into card games or to record the frog books you have read. 50 frog shaped papers. Laminate them for durability.
Have you created a frog themed bulletin board? Would you like to create a frog themed bulletin board? How have you made your frog themed bulletin board interactive?