Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Some of our frog eggs have been hatching into tiny black tadpoles!

The children have been spending quite a bit of time observing our little friends. The aquarium has turned into a "I spy game" as they hunt for hatched tadpoles.

We have also been reading a lot of great frog/amphibian/animal books, and building life cycle puzzles:
Just about everything so far this week has been all about frogs!
To document some of our observations this morning, we dipped our fingers in white paint and made frog eggs all over blue paper.  We finished them off with a black marker and made a couple of tadpoles too!

       If you are in the local area and would like to set up an observation tank, please let me know. We have plenty of eggs/tadpoles to go around. We will be releasing the majority of ours as soon as they all hatch, and keeping just a few for continued observation.


Rose @ Walnut Acre said...

What a fun idea. It's so much fun to watch a child enjoy learning about the living creatures around them.

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Looks like such wonderful learning going on!
The children must be having just the best time!

Anonymous said...

It seems like that happened so fast! That is awesome. I can only imagine how excited all the kids were.
Great teaching moments!

Amy A @ Child Central Station said...

I love how excited they are to observe and how much they remember! Abbie- This did happen fast. Obviously, these eggs were not fresh ;). There are still lots of eggs that could potentially hatch. I'm hoping we will be able to see some of the movement and hatching. Time will tell.

Heather @ Creative Family Moments said...

Naming them will be a whole other adventure! ( :

rachelle | tinkerlab said...

How fun!! I don't remember doing anything like this in preschool -- you are an awesome teacher!!

My friend died

 I learned a hell of a lot from Dan Hodgins.  He was mentor, a friend, and a "bone shaker" for many of us in the field of Early Ch...