Frogs on a Speckled Log Water Play

This frogs on a speckled log water play activity with frogs on a log is perfect for indoor counting and singing games. Your toddler will love playing with colorful toy frogs that jump and splash in the water.  You’ll love the learning opportunities this fun activity offers!

frogs on a log water play and pretend play activity for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Perfect summer or spring water play activity for 1 year olds, 2 year olds and 3 year olds. I love to incorporate some science activities around this theme too!

This water play activity with frogs on a log is perfect for indoor counting and singing games. Your toddler will love playing with colorful toy frogs that jump and splash in the water.  You’ll love the learning opportunities this fun activity offers!

Water play provides a fun opportunity for independent, child-led play. A simple water play area can be set up indoors with a plastic basin, a drop cloth, and some interesting materials such as small plastic toys, sponges, and funnels.

This frog activity is easy to set up with toy frogs and a small stick. We’ve even added some colorful green lily pads to extend the fun.

frogs on a log toddler water play

Supplies needed for frogs water play:

How to set up frogs, speckled log and lily pad water play:

  1. Cut lily pads from green foam craft sheets. The size of the lily pads will depend on the size of the toy frogs you have. Our frogs are 2 inches (5 cm) long.
  2. Add water to a shallow basin. Set the basin on a drop cloth on the floor.
  3. Place the lily pads and stick (‘speckled log’) in the water.

frogs on a log water play

Games to play with frogs and lily pads and speckled log:

    1. Count the frogs and lily pads. Is there a lily pad for each frog?
    2. Place the frogs in the water. Do they sink or float?
    3. Can you balance the frogs on the log?
    4. Line the frogs up on the floor outside the basin. Toss the frogs one at a time onto the lily pads.
    5. Sing this popular song you can find on YouTube:

Help the frogs jump off the log (or the lily pads) and into the water one at a time as you sing the song.Indoor water play can be calm and soothing and a great sensory experience for kids.

This activity is also a fun way to practice counting, engage fine motor skills, and do some great splashing!

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Heather is a former preschool teacher and founder of preschooltoolkit.com, a website providing early learning resources for teachers and parents. She focuses on creating fun crafts and activities that engage developmental skills while promoting hands-on learning through play. Follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ 

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