Friday, June 14, 2013

Enchanted Childhood Playschool ~ Summer Camp ~ Frogs

This week was all about frogs
We catch several frogs each week, so this was a natural topic of interest for the children!

We had recently bought some "Montessori-style" frog materials.  The children loved working with them!  The younger ones matched the plastic frogs to the correct picture.

The older children started off with the same exerise and the advanced to matching the name labels as well.  They were then able to check their own work with the labeled chart.

After reading the book From Tadpole to Frog,
we spent some time observing and feeding our own little tadpoles. 

Since it was raining on Tuesday, we had to have Project Time inside.
We made the life cycle of a frog.
First the children sponge painted their cardstock to make water.
We used plastic packing bubbles as eggs

Finger prints with a tail became tadpoles.
The children the colored printed froglets and frogs!

Wednesday, we were happy to be able to have Project Time outside, again!
The children painted wooden frogs!

No week would be complete without a visit to the garden!
Carrots, peas, broccoli, and onions were munched on right then and there!

Creek Play is a must as well!
The cry "snake" went out, so Hannah hurried to check it out... it must have moved on.
(who can blame it--a band of loud, splashing children would scare most every living thing away!)

Thursday, we managed to get outside for an hour in between storms.

Best buddies scrubbing off together!

It was a good, good week!

Each week I join several linky parties!  What a fun way to share and learn! 
Natural Living Monday,  The Children's Bookshelf,  Monday's Kid Corner, Hey Mom, Look What I Did!, Montessori Monday, Made by Little Hands, Homemade Mondays, Mama Moments Monday {Link Up}The Gathering Spot,  Little Wonders' Days,  Mom's Monday Mingle, Mommy Moments, Frugal, Crafty Home,  Hip Homeschool Hop, Mom's Library,  Tuesday Tots, (tot school tuesday), The Tuesday Baby Link-Up, Keep Calm Craft On {crafting on}, Tuned in Tuesday, Teach Me Tuesday, TOO Cute Tuesday, Open Call Tuesday, Backyard Farming Connection HopTuned in Tuesday, Kids in the Kitchen,  Waldorf WednesdayIt's PlaytimeWe Made That Linky, What I Learned Wednesday, Super Link PartyKids Co-Op,  Artsy Play Wednesday, Healthy 2Day Wednesday, Wildcrafting Wednesday, Adorned From Above, Frugal Days, Sustainable WaysKids CraftsLink and LearnThrifty Thursday,  Hearts for Home,  needle and thREAD, Made U LookTender Moments with Toddlers and Preschoolers,  Natural Living Link-Up, Small Footprint Friday,  Our Days Homeschool Link-Up,  For the Kids FridayFarmGirl Friday Blog Hop,  Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday, Read. Explore. Learn.Creative Learning on Friday,  Preschool and Kindergarten Corner, Friday's Nature TableThe Friday Baby Shower,  TGIF Linky PartyFamily Fun Friday,  Creative Friday, Friday Flair Link Party, Shine on Fridays, Friday FavsOutdoor Play Party,  Do Something CraftyWeekend Whatever,  Saturday Show and Tell,  Tot School Gathering Place,  Sharing Saturday, Share It Saturday, Country Kids, Link and Learn, sharing creative, ideas {all weekend}, Show and Share SaturdayStress Free Sunday,  The Sunday Showcase, The Preschool Prekinder Nook, Fun Sparks, The Sunday Parenting Party, Making Boys MenSpring CarnivalMade with Love, Raising Memories

And each week I co-host Eco-Kids Tuesday Link-Up!


  1. What fun activities you have for the children, they always look so happy. What type of snake might it have been in the creek? Thanks for sharing you fun with Country Kids.

  2. My kids are obsessed with lizards right now :) We have them all over our backyard and they love finding them and watching them for hours it seems!

  3. This is such a great collection of frog activities. I love the finger print tadpoles in the lifecycle and the painted wooden frogs are great!
    I am host a weekly nonfiction link up and it would be wonderful if you could share your frog activities with us.

  4. These are such great ideas. I really would have loved to be in your school as a kid.

  5. It looks like it was such a good week! Such great activities! Thanks for sharing!

  6. The kids are having soo much fun learning that is awesome!!! Roechelle @

  7. These are great ideas! Looks like fun! Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!

  8. Very fun week!! I love all your frog ideas! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  9. Thank you so much for sharing with Tuesday Trivia, your post was perfect for West Virginia week. Love the broccoli smiles. What fun activities for the kids. Your are featured today at Memories by the Mile.
    Hope to see you next week.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  10. I found you from We Made That.
    Great time - I love how you spend time outdoors even in the rain.
    Any time you want to do a turtle theme please check out my blog and book - Tadeo Turtle.

  11. What a fabulous week! I love the pic of your little one munching broccoli. Fab :)

  12. Love your photos - so gorgeous. Thanks so much for adding this to the Outdoor Play Party.

  13. This is such a fun idea! I love the frog painting! I'll have to do this with my girls. We just did a coffee filter fish recently that I'll blog about in the future. I'm featuring this tonight at my link party and pinning!

    1. Thank you! Can't wait to see your fish!

  14. Love all your froggy fun! Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library; I featured you (which you already know)! :)