How to Make the Hungry, Hungry Frogs Learning Game:
For a tongue, twist two pipe cleaners together, folding over one end and curling the other into two spirals. Staple them to the frog bottom. Attach a lightweight, strong magnet (ours are about 1/2 inch wide) to the end of the tongue with glue dots or hot glue.
Staple the eyes to the frog top, draw eyeballs with black marker, and fold the eyes up. Cover the underside of the staples with tape. Leaving the back open for a hand, staple together the frog top and bottom. Add the back feet. To make the flies, I hot glued a small folded piece of paper around a paperclip. On each piece I wrote letters and numbers for them to catch.
To play, scatter the “flies” on a table. At “Go,” players use their frog’s magnetic tongue to catch as many flies as they can – pulling them off the tongue with their free hand – and collect them in a pile. When all the flies are caught, see who has the most.
It’s pretty simple to make & can be used for a variety of things. We decided to do a number game with it. I gave the kids simple math problems & they had to catch the right answer. We also practiced odd and even with it- when we caught a number they had to tell me which it was. For my preschooler, I did alphabet letters on her flies. She is finding the letters in order and spelling a few simple words that she knows.