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Are you learning about animal life cycles? I have the perfect idea for your next lesson on the frog life cycle! This is an EDIBLE frog life cycle snack! I have seen butterfly ones online before, but never a frog one! My kids and I had a lot of fun figuring this cute frog snack out.
This little frog life cycle snack is ALL healthy, so no worries about sugar, allergies, or dietary problems here.
I know there is a step in the life cycle missing, I kind of combined the tadpole with legs and the froglet into one, but it works ok, right? 🙂
Supplies To Make the Edible Frog Life Cycle Snack:
Juice (we used lemon)
Honey or other natural sweetener
Small Spinach Leaves
Shredded Carrots (or chow mein noodles would work)
This first step for this frog snack is the little edible frog eggs. I made a pack of plain gelatin and followed the package directions using lemon juice and water (mostly water, with a few tablespoons of lemon juice added in) plus honey as the sweetener. I just did this to taste. To make it round, I poured it into the little sphere molds. After about an hour of chilling, I added in the raisins. Waiting an hour prevents them from just sinking all the way to the bottom. Let them chill a few more hours until solid. You want to be careful removing them from the molds, because they break easily. I found that it worked best to run around the edge with a knife first.
Next, I made the tadpoles. For this I used green grapes and small baby spinach leaves. I just poked the stem of the spinach into the end of the grape. If it does not go in easily, use a toothpick to make the hole bigger.
In the lifecycle there are tadpole with legs and froglets. Rather than make both, mine are kind of combined into one. I just added some little pieces of shredded carrots in for the legs. I poked the holes for the legs with toothpicks first to make it easier to put the carrot pieces in.
Then for the large frog, I used a slice of a green apple, green grapes, raisins and toothpicks. You’ll want to make the kids aware of the toothpicks when they are eating them! I broke the toothpicks in half to fit them in better.
This is such a fun frog snack if you are teaching a frog theme for preschoolers or other younger kids. They would also love making it themselves, to let them be involved in the process as much as possible!
What I love about this is that it really is simple to make! Besides the gelatin setting up, it is quite quick to put together! The ingredients are inexpensive and easy to access, making it a perfect frog snack for any frog life cycle lessons!
Also, check out this edible butterfly life cycle from My Joy Filled Life.
Want mare edible education projects? Check out my post with 100+ Edible Education Ideas.
This is part of the Weekly Virtual Book Club for Kids. The theme this week is ponds.
This week’s book is In the Small, Small Pond by Denise Fleming.
Another great one to go along with the frog life cycle activity is From Frog to Tadpole by Wendy Pfeffer.
See what the other participating bloggers shared this week:
Frog Coloring Pages and Learning Activities – JDaniel4’s Mom
Ducks Matching Game – Mama Smiles
Over Under Drawing and Story Telling Prompt – My Storytime Corner
Pond Themed Movement Game – The Educators’ Spin On It
Frog Hop Phonics– Rainy Day Mum