Read: Frogs by Gail Gibbons
Materials needed: tongue depressors or pipe cleaners, pictures of or small toys of flies (beetles, worms) construction paper, glue, miscellaneous art pieces, and scissors, a sheet of poster paper to write the story and marker.
Directions: Pick which insects, and other pond dwellers you would like to use.
Option 1: Print out pictures of these creatures and attach to pipe cleaners or tongue depressors.
Option 2: Make paper bag puppets of the creatures.
Instructions: After the children have their puppets, bring them to a table or circle. Tell the children they are going to help you tell a story about Loud Mouth Frog and his friends. Make sure each child has a puppet.
Start with child number one and ask one of these questions.
- What is your creature going to do?
- Where is your creature going to go?
- Who is your creature going to meet?
- What will your creature do next?
Let the children tell their story and write it down on the poster paper. This connects their thoughts to the written word.
Extension: Have the children draw a picture of the story they just told. Type up the story and attach it to the back of each child’s picture.
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