Storytime: Frogs


“Jump, Frog, Jump!” by Robert Kalan
“Down by the Cool of the Pool” by Tony Mitton
“Where Are You, Little Frog?” by Kayleigh Rhatigan

Croak Said the Frog

Croak said the frog
With his golden eyes (fists up to eyes)
Sitting on a lily pad
Catching flies (grab at the air)
I have a sticky tongue (stick tongue out)
It’s as fast as can be
And I catch the mosquitoes (grab at the air)
1-2-3 (count on fingers)

Source: Child Fun

Five Green And Speckled Frogs

Five green and speckled frogs
Sitting on a speckled logs
Eating some most delicious bugs
Yum, yum

One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Then there were four green speckled frogs
Ribbit, ribbit

(count down)

Animal Action II by Greg & Steve

Two Little Frogs

Two little frogs sitting on a hill,
One named Jack and one named Jill
Jump away Jack, jump away Jill
Come back Jack, come back Jill

Two little frogs sitting on a pole
One named Fast and one named Slow
Jump away Fast, jump away Slow
Come back Fast, come back Slow

Two little frogs sitting on a cloud
One named Quiet and one named Loud
Jump away Quiet, jump away Loud
Come back Quiet, come back Loud

How it Went: When I first decided on a frog theme I thought “this will be easy, there are a ton of frog picture books, songs and rhymes.” Well I proved myself wrong! This theme went down in story time flames (along with bats which was so terrible that I didn’t even bother making a post about it). None of the books I found were very attention grabbing and my little ones just wiggled through most of it. They did really enjoy Animal Action II and Two Little Frogs, which I adapt to as many animals as possible. If anyone else has ever done a frog theme I’d love to know how it worked out for you and what you read!

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