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Frog Storytime

February 8, 2012

Jabba the Hut Frog

It’s never too early to start thinking about spring peepers, right? Any excuse to ribbit and hop with the kids 🙂


Little Green Frogs by Frances Barry – watching the lilypond unfold is just magical. A big hit everytime.

Action Rhyme: Shake, shake, shake your hands
Shake, shake, shake your hands as slowly as you can.
Shake, shake, shake your hands as quickly as you can.
Repeat with: Roll, Rub, Wiggle. Pound. Clap
I mix this up everytime, but always like to end with clapping.

Hip Hop by Eileen Stoll Walsh

Action Rhyme: I Can Jump
I can jump, jump, jump
I can hop, hop, hop
I can clap, clap, clap
I can STOP!
I can nod my head yes,
I can shake my head no,
I can bend my knees,
and sit down just so.

Source: 1234 More Storytimes (Hint: if you can’t remember where you found a rhyme, Storytime Katie’s Master List is an awesome place to look. It’s not something I kept track of very well in my pre-blogging days so I’m SO grateful Katie has)

The perennial favourite: Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London

Flannelboard: 5 green & speckled frogs
5 green and speckled frogs
Sat on a speckled log
Eating the most delicious bugs
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Then there were four green speckled frogs,

(Confession, I completely blanked at the “one jumped into the pool” part. My brain was telling me there had to be a reason and I was missing a line.)

Leap Back Home to Me by Lauren Thompson

Fingers like to wiggle waggle, wiggles waggle, wiggle waggle
Fingers like to wiggle waggle way up high!
Fingers like to wiggle waggle, wiggles waggle, wiggle waggle
Fingers like to wiggle waggle way down low!
Fingers like to wiggle waggle, wiggles waggle, wiggle waggle
Fingers like to wiggle waggle on my knee!

Frog with the Big Mouth by Teresa Bateman. This braggart makes a great read-aloud.

Movie: A Boy, His Dog and a Frog by Mercer Mayer. I don’t care for the fact that we end our storytimes with movies, but this live action film was a nice change from animation. I was pleased to see all our copies of the book check out after the storytime.

Other frog books I like for storytime:
Jump Frog Jump! by Robert Kalan
Ribbit Rabbit by Candace Ryan
Green Wilma by Tedd Arnold

Other Frog Storytime resources from around the web (most with Flannel Friday connections).

Log prop from Mel’s Desk. I fooled myself into thinking I’d already made Melissa’s frogs on a log before this storytime. My library has a nice flannel set, but I was disappointed that I couldn’t do this one!

Cute speckled frogs printable from Pickle Bums.

My Froggy Valentine from Storytime Cate

Flannel from What is Bridget Reading? for Five Frogs song by Anna Moo

Flannel version of I Took My Frog to the Library by Eric Kimmel from Narrating Tales of Preschool Storytime

Frog coloring sheets

You can find tons of frog links at Storytime ABC’s Frog Blog Hop.

One thought on “Frog Storytime

  1. Katie says:

    I’m glad that the Master List helps other people! I started it because I would often mumble to myself, “Five fat peas…one burst? One popped? Something pressed?” and it was just easier to do a find-on-page than to figure out the rest of the rhyme, haha.

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