Mini frog pond
In my garden there is an old jar. This jar had filled with rain water and the other day I found a frog in there! I had a close look, I tilted the jar to make sure the frog could get out when it wanted to and then I left it to get on with it’s day. The next time I looked it had gone.
Why don’t you have a go at making a mini pond for visiting frogs or other wildlife. You could use a container like an old butter or ice cream tub (Make sure it is clean), an old tub or bucket. Fill it with stones, leaves or flowers and some water. Find a good shady spot in your garden for it. You could dig a little hole for your mini pond to sit in. Don’t forget to check it daily to see if there are any visitors.
Can you move like an animal?
It's time to get outside in a nice space and get your body moving!
Can you pretend to be a tiny tadpole with a long tail, now grow 2 legs, then 4. How does a frog move around, can you do it too? How many jumps can you do in your garden?
Kangaroos have strong powerful legs. Can you do great big jumps all around your garden?
Possums move around on 4 legs. They spend a lot of time in trees, so they are expert climbers. They use their tails to help them and can hang upside down! Can you?
An Emu is a big bird, but they cannot fly. They can run fast on their strong legs though! How fast can you run?
Crocodiles are a bit slow on land but are fast swimmers! They move their bodies from side to side in a ‘s’ shape, swishing their tails. Don’t forget you need that snapping mouth to be a crocodile.
Koalas are quite lazy, they sleep for up to 18 hours a day in the nook of a tree. They are clumsy on the ground but are good at climbing with their strong arms and legs. Sleeping and climbing, sounds like a good day!
The big wide-mouthed frog goes on a journey in the story, meeting different animals on the way. I wonder if he remembers everything from his journey?
Next time you go on a walk you can create a journey stick to help you remember where you have been and what you have done.
· A stick
· String or masking tape
· Availability of small loose parts in the environment
The Journey Stick
1. Use the stick to represent a journey.
2. Add things to your stick that you find along the way such as leaves and petals.
3. On arrival, see if you can recall the features of the journey.
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