Explore all of the different stages of a frog's life with this free life cycle of a frog worksheet and printables. Perfect for kids in preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school!
If you are looking for some engaging activities to go along with a frog unit study, these printables are for you.
Kids of all ages love learning about these amazing amphibians!
We often think about frogs in the spring and summer months, but you can learn about these animals all year long.
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Learning about frogs brings me right back to my childhood. Days were spent in and around the pond observing and catching frogs.
There is something about frogs that capture the imagination of kids of all ages.
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These printables make wonderful activities for homeschooling, a traditional classroom setting, or just for fun!
Activities in the Printable Pack
- Life Cycle of a Frog Worksheet
- Picture Sorting Cards
- Vocabulary Cards
- Graphic Organizer
Both the worksheet and sorting cards have realistic images of frogs. Using actual photographs helps kids make connections to frogs they spot outside in nature.
Pair these activities with a larger pond unit or study of frogs.
Great for kids in preschool, kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, or even upper elementary school!
Directions for how to access the printable pack can be found at the bottom of this post.
Printables are digital downloads in PDF form that can be printed off.
Stages of a Frog's Life Cycle
- Tadpole with Legs
- Adult Frog
For a life cycle coloring page, make sure to check out the Frog Coloring Pages.
Bull frogs lay eggs in clusters during the spring months. After about a week, these eggs will hatch into small tadpoles.
Bullfrog tadpoles then live in the pond for one to two years before turning into adult frogs. As adults, these frogs can live anywhere from five to ten years. (source)
Topics to Explore
When learning about a frog's life with your kids you can talk about why they think frogs lay so many eggs.
Learning about frogs is a great introduction to wetlands and freshwater ecosystems. Together you can explore many different species of plants and animals.
If you have a pond or lake nearby, it would be fun to see if you can see some egg clusters, tadpoles, and adult frogs.
Together you can discuss food webs and food chains that exist with a pond. What types of animals do frogs eat and what types of animals eat frogs?
Basic Life Cycle of a Frog Worksheet
I decided to keep it simple with this worksheet. However, in the white spaces your kids can draw arrows or add captions to go along with the images.
On the sheet, there is one real life image to go along with each of the stages of a frog's life.
- A cluster of eggs, a tadpole, two tadpole with legs, a froglet, and an adult frog.
If you are looking for vocabulary cards to go along with the worksheet, your kids can use the sorting cards also found in the printable pack.
Non-fiction books about frogs are also wonderful resources. Many of them can be found right at your local library.
- From Tadpole to Frog is a great picture book for kids.
Its amazing how much kids can learn from a few great books. You can find all my book recommendations in the frog books for kids post.
- Manipulatives including these large magnets are also fun for kids
Frog Sorting Cards
Kids love learning through hands-on manipulatives. The sorting cards found in this printable pack can be cut out and rearranged by your kids.
Laminating with a laminator or even clear plastic packaging tape will help keep them in great condition.
Helpful Tip: print them out onto cardstock for a sturdier card
Older kids and even younger children can all use these cards. Arrange them in the correct order, play a matching game, or use them as visuals.
Included within the pack is a blank graphic organizer. The page has enough room for your kids to draw their own illustrations and write a summary about each stage.
You can also use the sheet to help reinforce vocabulary terms.
On the left they can write the word along with drawing an image. Then on the right, they can write the definition.
Kids learn best when they can make personal connections to the topics you are exploring.
I try to include a few different style of resources within each printable pack. That way, you can modify the lesson to meet the needs of your child.
- Draw your own illustration or diagram using these resources as your guide
- Read a few books about frogs
- Head outside to discover frogs in their natural habitat!
- Write a story about frogs from the point of view of a frog
There are so many fun ways to learn about these amazing amphibians with your kids!
Don't forget to get your free copy of the printable pack below!
These printables were created by Nature Inspired Learning and are for personal use only for your home, classroom, or public library. All of these free lifecycle of a frog worksheets and printables are for non-commercial use. See full disclosure. Have questions, send me an email at julie (at) natureinspiredlearning (dot) com