I’m Anna from The Measured Mom, back to share another educational resource for you and your preschooler. In this post you’ll find a step-by-step guide for creating a letter of the week craft: F is for frog!
Be sure to read on for rhymes and books to extend the learning for this letter as well.
And don’t forget, we are covering the entire alphabet over the next 26 weeks, so make sure you check out letter of the week crafts for A-E as well! We are excited to explore the entire alphabet with you and your preschooler.
You will need:
- letter F cut from green paper (see pattern: F is for frog – pattern)
- frog legs cut from green paper (see pattern)
- round green stickers (optional)
- round white circles for eyes
- small black stickers (or paper circles) for the center of the eyes
- red yarn
- school glue
- glue stick
- black paint
- large white paper (we used 12 x 12 inch)
Letter of the Week Step By Step Tutorial:
1. Glue the F to the paper. Make sure it is off-center toward the left.
2. Add round circles to the letter F so that you will have a speckled frog. This step is optional — plain frogs are great too.
3. Add the black stickers (or glue the black circles) to the larger white circles and attach them to the top of the F.
4. Attach the frog legs.
6. Dip your thumb in the black paint and make dots for the flies.
And here they are!
RHYMES FOR LETTER F:
Here’s a fun song that fits perfectly with our craft! Sing it to the tune of “Farmer in the Dell”:
The frog lives in the pond,
His tongue is oh so long.
It reaches high to catch a fly,
And then he sings this song.
Ribbit, Ribbit, ribbit
Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit
Hi, ho just watch him go
His tongue is oh so long!
When we learned about the letter F a few months ago my boys sang this this all the time. Especially when they got free plastic hats from the fire station. Sing it to the tune of “I’m a Little Teapot.”
I’m a little firefighter on the go.
Here is my helmet,
Here is my hose.
When I see a fire, hear me shout:
“Turn on the water and put the fire out!”
Too Many Frogs! by Sandy Asher
This is a fun story with adorably goofy pictures. Rabbit lives by himself and has things just the way he likes it: no fuss and no clutter. Each evening, he reads quietly by the fire. Until Froggie shows up. Each night he returns to hear the story — making himself a snack, piling up the pillows – and then showing up with his entire frog family. It’s all just too much fuss and clutter for Rabbit. But when he turns Froggie away, he finds that he misses having someone to listen. At the end of the story he embraces this different way of life. We loved this one!
The Birthday Fish, by Dan Yaccarino
If you haven’t read this book, please get it from your library as soon as you can – it’s too great to miss! More than anything else, Cynthia wants a pony for her birthday. She’s so sure she’ll get it that she’s picked out the name: Marigold. But on her birthday she gets a terribly disappointing gift instead… a goldfish. She is about to dump the gift down the drain, when it speaks up and promises to grant her a wish if she brings it to the lake instead. Over the long walk to the lake the two become friends. And as they turn around for home, Cynthia gives the fish a name – can you guess what it is?
Firefighters A to Z, by Chris Demarest
Do you have a preschooler who’s crazy about firefighters? This is one of our favorites, written by a volunteer firefighter. He takes you through a day in a firefighter’s life from A to Z. This action-filled story features bright letters to begin each page. Your preschooler may enjoy naming them as you turn the page.
For more resources for teaching the letter F to preschoolers, visit this page.
OTHER LETTER OF THE WEEK CRAFTS:
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Anna taught eight years and received her MEd in Curriculum & Instruction with a focus on literacy. In 2007 she began her career as a stay-at-home mom. She has four children – a girl (6) and three boys (4,2,1). She enjoys teaching them at home and after her daughter’s morning at kindergarten. Anna blogs at www.themeasuredmom.com.