This frog sensory bag is perfect after you’ve taught the kids “Five Green and Speckled Frogs.” Since it’s in a bag, even mess-averse children will be excited to explore the fun.
Teaching children nursery rhymes is an important part of the preschool experience! This simple sensory bag makes for a great hands-on extension to the rhyming fun.
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Did you know there are 5,000 species of frogs already known, with more being discovered all the time? Read your kids some more fun frog facts like this while they’re exploring their frog sensory bags. Something tells me you’ll have a captive audience.
Frog Sensory Bag
One of the great things about sensory bags is that they’re super versatile. You can make them around almost any interest or theme! Plus, they’re generally easy to assemble. That’s the case with this one!
We made the frog sensory bag to go along with “Five Green and Speckled Frogs,” but you don’t have to. If you’d rather it be all about the frogs, you can easily tweak what we did.
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The froggy sensory bag isn’t very difficult to put together, but it does require a few materials. Here’s what we used (I may get commissions for purchases made through links in this post):
- Gallon size zipper bag
- Frog stickers
- Clear hair gel (16 ounce bottle)
- Green pom poms
- Small pieces of wood (sticks)
- Black beans (to represent the flies) – black pony beads might be preferable because the black beans can break down over time
- Strong tape
- Five Green and Speckled Frogs (optional)
You can change some of the materials depending on your preferences. I recommend that you use black pony beads instead of the black beans we used. Over time, the beans broke down (as I should have guessed!). So the beads will be more durable.
Frog Sensory Bag Directions
Here’s how to put together the sensory bags. Feel free to make any adjustments you want to the directions based on your own preferences. I think having the kids help assemble it is a great idea, but you can make it on your own if you’d rather it be a surprise!
First, teach your children the well-loved nursery rhyme! You can use the book mentioned in our supply list, as well as the Five Green and Speckled Frogs printable.
Stick the frog stickers inside the bag, spread out enough to leave space around each one. Five stickers seem to work well, spread evenly throughout the bag.
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Place the stickers on the inside of the bag. Once that’s done, add the sticks, pom poms and black pony beads to the bag.
Look at those cute little frogs and logs! Now you can pour the whole bottle of hair gel into the plastic bag. Make sure the air is gently pressed out of the bag before you zip it up. To prevent the bags from sliding all over the place, tape them down to the table with strong tape. You can use tape across the top of the bag, or a bit of double stick tape on the back.
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Let the children manipulate the contents of the frog sensory bag. Encourage them to move a “log” (stick) underneath each of the frogs. Then have them do the same with the pony bead “flies.”
More Frog Sensory Play Ideas
If your students loved our frog sensory bag, here are some more ideas they might enjoy:
- Frog Sensory Bin
- Lily Pad Frog Slime
- Frog Pond Sensory Bin
- Simply Frog Small World
- Life Cycle of a Frog Sensory Bin
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