Frog Unit Study and Lapbook

Exploring Frogs Unit Study and Lapbook

After our bat lapbook and our owl lapbook, she requested a frog Lapbook! She has decided she really likes making Lapbooks now!

We got our printables & ideas from:

Here is a peek at her completed lapbook, for those of you new – she is in 1st grade.  She put together the front and back all on her own, taping her creations onto the folder. The amphibians on the back were a random image search and a copy/paste job so I don’t have the rights to share those. I just printed images I found for her to color – it was a totally last minute thing she asked for!

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The elements in her Lapbook were not planned out well, so we had to get creative fitting them in.  Most were actually notebooking pages we used.  We got it all stuck in and she loves it, which is what counts!

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We gathered all of our toy frogs and books and went to the library for even more frog books!

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I made a mini pond out of green, blue and clear water beads and added our frogs to it.

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We didn’t follow a strict plan, just read books, watched frog videos, and did some notebooking pages and a comparing frogs and toads mini book. I followed her lead with the activities I chose.  I did not print all of our resources ahead of time, I did it day by day based on what we read and what she was interested in.  Or animal unit studies are very casual.

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She made an acorn frog with her dad.

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Making frog puppets was a BIG favorite, we spent lots of time learning through that project.

Frog Puppet Craft and Frog Facts Printable  Frog Books for Kids


See our other animal unit studies and lapbooks…

Bat Unit Study  Owl Unit Study and Lapbook

Frog Puppets with Free Frog Facts Printable

Frog Puppet Craft and Frog Facts Printable

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We have been studying frogs lately – my daughter’s choice. We have learned a ton and will be sharing a full post of all we used and learned very soon.  During our frog unit study we made some frog puppets which were all her idea!

She has these frogs and asked me if we could make a craft to look like them.  I quickly thought of the old frog paper bag craft and showed her a bit about how it could be done and then let her go with her ideas.  First, she painted each bag to look similar to her favorite frogs.

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After the bags dried, we worked together to give them arms, legs and a tongue.  I traced the arms and legs with her and we cut them out together  I showed her how to curl the tongue on one and she did the rest.

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She loved these puppets so much I decided to expand on her interest and throw in more learning fun.  I looked up each of the frogs she had chosen and created a simple info card for her to tape to the back of each bag.

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She was so excited to learn the real name of each frog and where it lives!

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For even more learning fun, we got out our big Little Passports map and found where each frog lives. 

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Her finished frog collection, which will probably stay displayed like this for awhile, she still loves them!

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Here’s the printable I made for her featuring her favorite 4 frogs.  I included a blank page in case you have different favorites that we didn’t include. 

Download the free frog facts printable here!

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Frog Books for Kids

See fun FROG ideas here on our Pinterest board

Bible Verse Printables ~ Letter F

RLRS Letter F Matthew 4 Bible Verse Printables


Our Raising Lil’ Rock Stars Bible Verse Printables for the Letter E are available to download for free!  F is for FOLLOW! This set is based on Matthew 4:19, “Come, follow me, Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men” 

We used the group version in my children’s church class of 4 & 5 year olds and really enjoyed it.

I am using the home bundle with Ladybug as a review, working on the verses again later on.  For example, in my class we are on the letter L right now, but at home we just worked on our review of letter F. She is in my children’s church class so she is getting the group teaching and then getting it again at home with me.


Here’s a peek at the work she did at home.

She loves the coloring page. She likes to make it match.

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Color ~ Trace ~ Write the letter Ff

Since she dislikes this page for now, we used Wikki stix for the middle set of letters, and she happily wrote the last set of letters and colored the first!

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Cut and Glue the Verse ~ this is a great word work activity for her, identifying individual words and sounds she knows as well as the Bible verse as a whole. She uses the printable that has the light gray matching words on it.

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We have a banner at church, which you can see a glimpse of here on Instagram. Here is  our home banner!

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Here’s the work Ladybug did at home…

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And, here’s Ladybug singing the verse for you!  The verse tune printables are only available in the bundle but you can hear the tune for Letter F in this video!  In case you don’t catch it, the tune is Row, Row, Row Your Boat.

Seeds Family Worship also has a wonderful version of this verse on their CD Seeds of Purpose, it’s #11 “Fishers of Men.” See it here on Amazon!


The free version is ONLY for home use.  If you will be using these printables in a church setting, private group, co-op, preschool or other group you will need to purchase the group bundle here.

Download your free Letter F printables here!

Scroll down until you see the graphic for letter F and click on it to download the PDF file.

Bible Verse Printables Letter F

Download or printing trouble? See tips here!

These printables are from Raising Lil’ Rock Stars, see more info here!



See other letters in action by clicking the graphics below!

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RLRS-Letter-D-Isaiah-48-17--Bible-Ve[1]  RLRS Letter E Philippians 2 Bible Verse Printables

Early Childhood Theme Printables F-J

Theme Printables F through J

Other Posts in this Series…

Theme Printables A-E

Theme Printables K-O

Theme Printables P-T

Theme Printables U-Z

I wrote about my views on using themes with young kids, and there are certainly a LOT of early childhood themes to choose from! When you begin planning, Pinterest and Google can be a bit overwhelming!  I am creating this series to help you with your planning.  I have gathered all FREE theme based printable packs {mainly early childhood focused, tots-1st grade} that I am aware of and sorted them by letter so you can browse through and get ideas all in one place! I did NOT include holiday based packs, simply because there are so many and they are pretty easy to find when holidays roll around.

I have included free printable theme packs from bloggers around the web including; Homeschool Creations, 2 Teaching Mommies, Spell Outloud, 3 Dinosaurs, Confessions of a Homeschooler, Me & Marie Learning, Ooopsey Daisy, All Our Days, Creative Learning Fun, Royal Baloo, 123 Homeschool 4 Me, Lawteedah, Our Little Monkeys, Creative Preschool Resources, Our Country Road, Homeschool Share, Gift of Curiosity, This Reading Mama, and Over the Big Moon. {if any of you ladies notice an error please let me know!}

If the pack was created by another blogger, I listed their {blog name} in the brackets.  If there aren’t any brackets, I made it!

Letter FTheme Printables F

Letter GTheme Printables F through J

Letter HTheme Printables F through J


Letter ITheme Printables F through J

Letter JTheme Printables F through J

Looking for more printables?

 Theme-Printables-A-through-E522  Theme-Printables-K-through-O5 Theme Printables P through T Theme Printables U through Z

Alll Printables A to Z 300 Printables Packs from 1plus1plus1equals1

Other posts about using THEMES with young kiddos…

Planning for a Theme Why Themes How to Plan Using Themes

Raising Rock Stars Preschool ~ Letter Ff and Fairies!

Home Preschool Letter F

Raising Rock Stars Preschool


Our letter this week ~ Ff, our verse:


See RRSP Letter Ff with Krash here!

Not familiar with RRSP? Read the intro post here!

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She does about 2 RRSP activities per day plus the PowerPoint on most days.

We use our measuring tape to measure our verse after she cut and tapes it! This has become a regular thing now and it is a great way to bring in basic measurement and number ID in a natural way! We also compare the verse to her height, also bringing in lots of math terminology naturally!

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She loved the craft this week, and worked hard lacing the heart herself!

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She loves using the dry erase center for her tracing…Home Preschool Letter F-1534


The entire printable unit {everything else you see pictured above} is available for FREE!

You can download the entire letter Ff unit for FREE here.

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~ More Letter Ff Work ~

See how we organize our weekly home preschool activitiesPreschool-Work-Trays62

The ABC Basket is always a favorite.  She spends lots of time exploring and playing with the contents.  The animals I add for each letter are a BIG favorite.

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She likes to bury the small letter items in her rice bin

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She used some magnets {I think these might be from Staples} to find the Ff’sHome Preschool Letter Ff -1591


Dot painting F is for Fox, with intensity!Home Preschool Letter F-1537


I got out our flowers and bugs file folder game for her, she liked it!

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We used the frogs and fish from her ABC basket to do a little sorting…Home Preschool Letter Ff -1632

She enjoyed much of the FAIRY printable pack!

Fairy Theme Preschool Fun

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Hanging up some of her fairy work…Home Preschool Letter F-1558

We are in the second half of All About Reading Pre Level 1, which goes through the lowercase letters.

She LOVED the letter f page!  She colored with crayons and then water colored over the top to make the ocean…Home Preschool Letter Ff -1622

Then we added glitter to be the sand!

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Find all letter F activities on my F is for… Pinterest board, or on my general ABC Ideas board!

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More Preschool Fun!

Not everything we do revolves around our letter of the week, I just often forget to take pictures of the rest!

We got some new geoboards and Ladybug fell in LOVE with them!!!

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Some stacking peg fun…

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She LOVES our Shape Viewers!  An old blogging friend made these and her blog is private now, but I did find the link to them on Scribd here! Basically you print them out, cut out the middle, laminate them, and tape them to sticks!

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Playing with our iTrax pieces was a favorite this week!Learning Resources iTrax Game-2295


Learning Tools We Used…




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