Jump, Frog, Jump! Extension Activities
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
Making the Bulletin Board
Materials You Need
- tempera paint, including various shades of green, and paintbrushes
- green construction paper
- cut-out letters for the title
- straight pins
Here's What to Do
- Read the story to the class. Point out the repetition of the phrase “Jump, Frog, Jump” and encourage children to predict when it will occur and to join in repeating it. Point out the accumulation of events and let children try to repeat the sequence as it occurs in the story.
- Name all of the animals in the book from which the frog jumps away. Encourage children to think of another situation or character from which the frog might have to jump.
- Have children create frogs using tempera paint and or various shades of green construction paper. Provide paper that is no larger then 12-by-18-inches or the frogs will be too big for the class book.
- Have each child make a lily pad from green paper. Be sure that these are large enough to include a caption.
- Write children's captions on the lily pads. For example, Manuel's frog jumped away from ________.
- Arrange the title in the middle of the board, placing the letters in an up-and-down arrangement. You can staple the letters on the board or use straight pins to hold the letters out from the board to create a jumpy effect.
- Use straight pins to attach frogs to the board. Put the pin through the frog and push the pin into the board. Pull the frog forward, away from the board, while keeping the pin stuck in the board. Vary the parts of the frogs that are pulled away from the board to give each frog a unique jumping style.
- Staple each lily pad close to the frog to which it belongs.