for Frog Day
students will write a story about a frog.
- "The Frog
Prince" by Brothers Grimm, if available.
- Paper, pencils, crayons,
colored pencils, etc.
- Read "The Frog
Prince" or discuss the fairy tale of a frog
turning into a prince once it has been kissed.
- Ask the students what, or
who, they would want a frog to turn into if they gave
it a kiss. For younger students, record their
answers on chart paper. For example, "My
frog would turn into ___________." They may
then attempt to copy or write their own sentence and
illustrate it. For older students, pass out the Story
Idea Map to use as the beginning of their writing
- The students will complete
a story, based on their maps, and illustrate the
stories, if time allows.
- Do a lesson on synonyms,
using hop and jump as the starting point.
- Do a phonics lesson on the
- Make mini "Frog
Fact" books. Tie it in with a science
lesson. As an alternative, make a whole class
book in which each student records and completes one
frog fact to be compiled into a book. Allow the
students to check this book out of the classroom to
take home and share with their families.