Monday, August 17, 2009

Unplug Your Kids - Pocket Paper Plate Frogs

We haven't recently participated in Unplug Your Kids for awhile due to many things notwithstanding Unplug's recent French vacation and the beautiful weather that leaves Mommy and Baby Bird with the complete inability to do anything inside when the weather is beautiful. Since we had a couple of hours left over last night after swimming all day, (read exhausted) we decided it is time to get back in the swing! This week's theme was pocket.

I bookmarked these adorable pocket frogs awhile ago and decided with all of the recent frog sightings we have had, this would be a great project.

I got the idea from a couple of websites here and here. We then just modified as we saw fit and according to what supplies we had.

Paint one side of a paper plate green.

Flip to the other side after letting the first side dry. We let Baby Bird decide what the color of inside the mouth was. He chose black.

Then we painted the eyes. I used green egg cartons which are common here.

We painted them white and then told him to make a black speck in the middle.

The Scientist helped attach the eyes with tape since we don't have a glue gun here nor would we know how to find one.

We aren't done yet Baby Bird! It needs a nice froggie tongue!

To attach the froggie tongue, we used a white strip of paper colored red with crayon and attached a chenille strip underneath with tape. I think a Popsicle stick would work well but I also have not found these at a craft store yet. And I never think of saving them when we occasionally indulge. :)

Me: Baby Bird-what does your frog say?
Baby Bird: I have a long tongue - ribbit!

We attempted to sing the following song but Baby Bird just used his frog to eat things. If your child is more cooperative, we sang this to the tune of 5 little Ducks.

Five Green and Speckled Frogs

Five green and speckled frogs, sat on a speckled log, eating some most delicious bugs.

One jumped into the pool, where it was nice and cool, now there are four green & speckled frogs.

Four green and speckled frogs…….now there are three green speckled frogs.

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Amber Liddle said...

Oh man, now I'm going to have that frog song stuck in my head!! Those Raffi songs are catchy.

That frog is cute!

MoziEsmé said...

Oh how cute! I think I am going to copy this, since we are wrapping up F week right now, including frogs...