One of my favorite ways to teach is by using thematic units. A thematic unit allows for fun learning around a central theme. Thematic units are often used in daycare, preschool and kindergarten to explore learning in a fun way.
When spring arrives, why not learn with a fun frog theme! These frog theme activities will provide everything you need to create a rounded frog thematic unit with elements of literacy, math, science, reading, and more!
Kids will have a blast learning all about frogs and with frogs.
WHAT ARE THEMATIC UNITS?
A thematic unit is a framework for teaching everything a young child needs to know, all centered around a central theme. Thematic units and unit studies include elements of math, reading, social studies, science, language arts, and STEM. Most thematic units are used at the preschool and kindergarten level, although you can also study using some elements of unit studies in older grades. While most classroom teachers stop using thematic units around third grade, many homeschooling families use the concept of thematic units to learn well into middle school.
Use the following thematic units for preschool and thematic units for kindergarten in your classroom or homeschool and find everything you need to explore theme units in your classroom.
WHY USE THEMATIC UNITS FOR LEARNING?
Thematic units offer a fun way to explore a topic around a central theme. In this case, the theme is frogs! With a thematic unit and frog theme activities, kids will use frogs as the basis for all learning. In science, kids learn about the frog life cycle. In literacy, kids read passages about frogs or learn about the letter F. In math, kids use frog themes in math problems. There is almost no end to how much you can learn when your theme is frogs!
CREATIVE LEARNING IDEAS FOR A FUN FROG THEME
Make craft time all about frogs with these fun frog crafts!
F is for Frog Craft // Artsy Craftsy Mom
Five Speckled Frogs Craft // Rainy Day Mum
Frog Craft // Red Ted Art
Frog Life Cycle Craft // Kids Craft Room
FROG SCIENCE ACTIVITIES
Learn all about frogs with these science activities!
Frog Life Cycle // Adventure in a Box
Tadpole Observation Tank // The Craft Train
Frog Facts for Kids // Itsy Bitsy and Fun
Frog Unit Study // A Dab of Glue Will Do
FROG MATH ACTIVITIES
Use these frog math activity ideas when planning your math lessons.
Lilly Pad Skip Counting // In Our Pond
Frog Counting Activity // Pre-K Pages
Leap Frog Math Game // Teach Beside Me
Rainforest Frog Math Game // The Preschool Tool Box
Frog Race Graph Game // Simple Fun for Kids
FROG LITERACY ACTIVITIES
Preschool and kindergarten kids will love these frog literacy activities.
Frog Alphabet Activities // B Inspired Mama
F is for Frog Craft // A Dab of Glue Will Do
Hungary Frog Alphabet Game // Teach Beside Me
Frogs Emergent Reader // The Letters of Literacy
Frog Word Work // The Letters of Literacy
FROG SENSORY ACTIVITIES
Try these frog sensory activities with your kids!
Lily Pad Slime // The Kindergarten Connection
Frog Play Dough Kit // The Kindergarten Connection
Pet Frog Sensory Bin // Fun A Day
Frog Egg Sensory Bin // Parenting Chaos
BOOKS ABOUT FROGS
Read these books about frogs during your frog thematic unit.