Frog sounds

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Frog sounds
Age Range 3-5 (PreK-K), 5-8 (grades 1-2), 8-11 (grades 3-5)
Group Size medium (6-20)
Setting indoors, outdoors
Setup Time medium (6-30 min)
Duration medium (11-30 min)
Subjects amphibians, frogs, toads
Key terms frogs, frog calls, toads
Materials 2-6 marbles, 1 plastic comb, 1 balloon, plastic container, rubber bands
Alias frog chorus
Presentation Style active, demonstration, interactive, model, student led

Brief Description

Students will use common objects to create four local frog calls.


  • Students will be able recognize the sounds of different types of frogs.
  • Students will be able replicate the sounds of these frogs using common household objects.
  • Students will learn how frogs create sound and how they use sound to communicate.

This Is How You Play

  • The Cricket Frog sound is made by clicking two marbles together.
  • The Bull Frog sound is created by rubbing a wet finger on the outside of an inflated balloon.
  • The Leopard Frog sound is created by scraping the teeth of a plastic comb against a surface.
  • The Green Frog sound is created by first wrapping a rubber band around a plastic container and plucking band on the open side of the container.

General Variation: Encourage students to create their own frog calls to share with the group. What are they trying to communicate with their call?


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