This week we focused on the green frog, and also on other green crafts.
Drawing and Painting with Green
Instead of our usual blank canvas for the weekly crayon and pencil drawing, F “coloured-in” a cute picture of a frog.
We also did some green painting on green construction paper, adding a little white and yellow paint for variety.
Wooden Frog Puppet
I bought a flat wooden frog puppet and F painted it green during the above painting session. When the paint had dried I glued on googly eyes which really brought the puppet to life!
Peekaboo Grass (and a fresh grass collage)
Lots of animals hide in the grass – see here for our magnetic grass game! We also made a collage from fresh grass.
Using the handprint template I made for the lobster craft a few weeks ago, I cut out two handprints plus a circle from green cardstock. Then I cut two eyes from white card, and a long tongue from pink construction paper. I curled the tongue around a pencil and added glue dots to the body parts.
What do you get if you freeze little toy frogs in ice cube trays? Frog Cubes! Find out why we did this here.
We made a green frog sticker collage! I taped a green plastic chopping board as the base for the collage, because this meant that F could reposition the stickers easily.
Green Container of Green Stuff
I put together a container for F filled with a variety of green items.
During the week we looked out for green frogs – this included a trip to the aquarium that had giant frogs on the ceiling and finding a drawing that F received from his cousin when F was just a baby!