Storytime: Frogs


hop jump stick breen 5 green speckled croaky pokey

Hop Jump by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Stick by Steve Breen
Five Green and Speckled Frogs by Priscilla Burris *
The Croaky Pokey by Ethan Long *

*I sang Five Green and Speckled Frogs, and instead of reading The Croaky Pokey, memorized the lyric modifications and sang/danced the song. The children loved The Croaky Pokey, especially when they got to pretend to eat a fly at the end of each verse.

(Both rhymes are from Perry Public Library)

“Mr. Bullfrog”
here’s mr bullfrog (make fist)
sitting on a rock (put fist on flat palm)
into the water he jumps (jump fist up)
kerplop! (clap hands)

“Funny Funny Froggy”
Funny funny froggy, hop hop hop
Funny funny froggy, stop stop stop
Funny funny froggy, don’t run away
Funny funny froggy, stay and play!

1. Frogs in the Pond – I blew up several green balloons (the “frogs”) and placed them in the center of my newly purchased parachute. Children and adults shook the parachute to see how quickly we could get the “frogs” to hop out of the pond. I also had the children pretend to be frogs, and hide under the parachute.


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