Five Green and Speckled Frogs is a cute preschool song that lends itself to lots of math learning. We added a few props to inspire pretend play with fine motor skills!
This post contains Amazon affiliate links. If you click through to Amazon from this page and purchase anything, we will get a small profit for referring you without any additional cost to you!If you aren't familiar with this adorable counting song you can watch a free music video at Starfall! My sister had sent us these perfect little glass frog stones. I can't find the exact ones available online (If you do, please let me know!) but these plastic toy frogs would work well too. We cut the pond from colored cellophane sheets and the log from colored binder dividers. You could use paper or craft foam but we knew we wanted to try this on our ALEX Toys Prism Light Center, too!
As we sang the song together, our kids moved the frogs one by one into the pool. Our toddler moved them by simply picking them up and I invited our preschooler to try using training chopsticks. Both tasks were age appropriate fine motor challenges!
They even decided to feed the hungry frogs "the most delicious bugs" like in the song! We used cereal and the chopsticks until our froggies were full.
Later we tried the same activity on the light table. This time I gave our preschooler a dry erase marker. She wrote the subtraction equations right on the ALEX Toys Prism Light Center and they wiped right back off.
(Please test a small area of your light table with your dry erase markers first. Results may vary!)
The glass frogs and colorful props looks beautiful on the light table! It was an inviting quiet time math and fine motor activity for us.
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