Sunday, April 7, 2013

Frogs, Toads And Pollywogs for Spring

      Cut out the two sides of the frog and paste them together, with a cardboard in between. After pasting the two sides back to back, with the cardboard in between, cut the inside contours, such as between the legs and the arms. Then punch out the holes for the string and fasten the string to a small stick to complete the trapeze. Hold the frog by this stick as you make him go through his performance. Besides the two ways of hanging from the trapeze shown in the sketches, he can also bend his body and hook on (at the places marked X) by one leg. Or he may slide up and down, with the string passing through those places marked with X's.
Need to draw lots of pond life? Here are some step-by-step drawing guides for those of you who need to learn about dragon-flys, water-lilies, frogs, and tadpoles.
Teachers may download the image above and print one for each student. Ask the students to give the King of all pollywogs a crown, scepter, perhaps even a robe. Then challenge them to doodle thousands of tadpoles, frogs and toads surrounding their King.

Frogs, Toads, and Pollywog Crafts:
The Life Cycle of Frogs: 
Games with Frog, Toad and Pollywog Themes:
More Collections of Frog Studies and Crafts:

      "A Year With Frog and Toad" is a musical written by brothers Robert (music) and Willie Reale (book and lyrics), based on the Frog and Toad children's stories written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel. The musical follows the woodland adventures of two amphibious friends, a worrywart toad and a perky frog, with their assorted colorful hopping, crawling and flying companions, over the course of a year. The show broke new ground by bringing professional children's theatre to Broadway, sparking the interest of the age 3-to-10 set.
      Arnold Lobel's daughter, Adrianne Lobel, commissioned a musical based on her father's characters. She also designed the set, based on her father's writings. Her husband, actor Mark Linn-Baker, adapted the stories into a theatrical script, and later played Toad in the musical's Broadway debut. The intimate, 5-actor piece is frequently played by community theatre companies.

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