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Frog Life Cycle Recycled Craft

This recycled craft is perfect for reviewing a frog's life cycle with kids! It is easy for the children to transform the tadpole into a frog as they retell the process in their own words!

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This week's Playful Preschool theme is life cycles. We cut a bit of large sized bubble wrap to be our frog eggs. Our preschooler E used a Sharpie to draw the black dot or yolk in the middle of the clear eggs.

She painted an egg carton section green for the body of our tadpole turned frog. We love these foam paintbrushes for crafting! 

We used Craft Project Ideas' fuzzy sticks to make the frog's legs. We discussed how many legs a frog has and which ones emerge first.

I cut a tail from craft foam. I used scissors to cut a slit in the back end of the frog for his tail. I used a hole punch for E to put the frog's legs in. 

First she has only a tail as a tadpole. Next she grows hind legs. E was quick to point out that our frog was a girl because she was going to lay eggs to complete the life cycle! 

Our favorite part of this egg carton frog craft is that E could add the legs and shorten the tail of the frog. This is fantastic fine motor practice! She loved retelling and reviewing the metamorphosis for Mr. SPS when he got home using the craft as a prop.  

Finally the adult frog has four legs and no tail. She returns to the pond to lay more frog eggs completing the life cycle!

Craft Project Ideas sends us complimentary craft supplies. We are grateful for the opportunity to share the activities we create with their products! You can purchase these same supplies either online or in stores at Wal-Mart. 

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  1. What a fantastic activity - I've also learnt something new a pollywog is a tadpole!

  2. That is really cute and creative. I think we actually have all of the materials. That is the most creative use for bubble wrap I have ever seen!

  3. This is a really clever idea! Super cute!

  4. I love this! Such a clever way to depict the life cycle of a frog.

  5. These came out awesome!! Love the reuse idea

  6. Love this Devany! Such a GREAT idea to use bubble wrap for the eggs -- perfect!

  7. Great activity, craft, fun! I really like this and think my kids would enjoy changing the frog from stage to stage.