"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved." Ephesians 1:3-6

Monday, December 8, 2014

Tot School: Green frog

Continuing our color theme through the book Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See? And slowly but surely I am getting these posted:) 
Green was a very fun week.  Another week with so many options of things that are green! And so many fun frog activities. 
Color: Green
As we have done with the other colors, the kids colored the coloring page with markers, crayons, and colored pencils.  They also explored the green bucket of items I gathered from around the house.
2. Bible Story/Scripture:  The Ten Plagues (specifically the frogs over the land) in Exodus 8
The Jesus Storybook Bible has this story with pictures of frogs on the pages. The kids did green dot markers on a coloring page

The Gospel Story Bible has the story in it and the kids did an activity gluing pictures of the plagues on a paper as I read the story.  I think I found the pictures from a Sunday school curriculum through a google search

3. Hands On Craft:  Green Frog
4. Food Experience: Celery, Green apples, Kool-Aid popsicles, Green Grapes
ants on a log
The green apple frogs were fun to make and the kids loved them!  The eyes are banana slices with chocolate chips, arms and legs are green grapes, and I used peanut butter to hold the pieces together
5. Memorable Experience:  Growing Grass and learning the song "Little Green Frog" and "Five Little Speckled Frogs"
The kids planted grass seed at the beginning of the week.  It was perfect timing because daddy had just planted our winter grass in the back yard and this week it was sprouting! The kids had fun watering their grass and watching it each day.
By the end of the week the grass had grown very tall! And of course we kept it around for a while after "green week" was over.

This is our log and our speckled frog.  Not real cute or exciting, but the kids LOVED it! Loved singing the song and acting it out with the frogs.

This was a very last minute impromptu activity.  I had green crate paper but didn't know what I was going to do with it...but the kids love riding their bikes around the island so it was perfect to hang in there and make a "car wash" for them to drive through!
I cut lily pads and numbered them.  I had Raelynn put them in order and then we all played leap frog with them.  They enjoyed that for a while.  Then we took the plastic frogs and counted them onto the lily pad.  Lastly, before they were ready to be thrown away I had Raelynn dot marker the correct amount of dots on each lily pad.

6. Sensory Experience: Painting with Shaving Cream

I added a couple drops of food coloring to some shaving cream and the kids all had a paintbrush and had fun in the shower.  It was an easy clean up because we just turned the water on! They also had a green kool aid popsicle in the shower and I threw in some frogs so they could remember our Bible lesson from the week.
Another fun activity the kids enjoyed was telling the story with the felt board.  I traced each animal from the story onto felt and when we read the story they like to go up and put their piece on and then take it off.  It was easy to make...a little time consuming, but really easy!


  1. What a fun unit! So much to do with green! How exciting that your grass grew so well and fast!! Great "car wash" idea!! How fun!

  2. Oh I am SO glad i came across this as I am doing this book next! :) Love your ideas!