I have always loved frogs. From the time that I was small I
enjoyed watching, playing, and reading about frogs. This is an
article dedicated to active play about frogs. Please enjoy.
Materials: hoops and beanbags
Hoops and beanbags are scattered throughout the area. Have
students work together to rescue all of the frogs who have been
scattered and need to get home. When three beanbags are inside a
hoop, that hula hoop is removed from the game.
Lilly�s Lilly Pads
Materials: rug samples or hoops
Place rug samples or hoops around the area representing the lily
pads. Students are the frogs that try to cross the pond without
stepping into the water. Only one frog can stand on a lily pad at a
time. No frog may touch the water because of the snakes and other
scary animals that live in the pond. If a frog touches the pond,
he is out of the game.
Frog in the Pond
Materials: two hoops
Pick someone to be the frog tagger. All other players are flies
scattered around the pond. The frog tagger reaches out and tries
to tag one of the flies without leaving his pond. A tagged fly
becomes the new frog and the game begins again.
In and Out of Frogs and Ladybugs
Materials needed: plastic cones, frog-shaped beanbags, 12 ladybug-
shaped beanbags (two different objects�such as rings and scarves�
can be substituted for frogs and ladybugs.)
Scatter cones on the playing area and place a frog or ladybug
beanbag under each cone. Divide the class in half with one-half as
frogs and the other half as ladybugs. The object of the game is to
get as many frogs or ladybugs (depending on the student�s team)
from under the cones and placed beside the cones before the teacher
tells the students to stop. Students that are "frogs" try to take
the ladybug bean bags out from under the cones and students that
are "ladybugs" try to take all of the frog bean bags out from under
the cones. If a "ladybug" sees one their beanbags next to a cone,
they may place the cone back over it. Once a student places a frog
or ladybug outside or under a cone, they must run to a different
cone; only one person may be at a cone at a time.
Teacher selects a student to be �Kermit�. All other students gather
around �Kermit� and place one finger on the Kermit�s arms, legs or
back. On the teacher�s signal, all students become frogs and start
jumping. Kermit jumps around while trying to tag a frog. If
tagged, frogs become a prince or a princess and have the power to
tag other frogs with their frog paw.
Dekeron�s Physical education page
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Total Participation, Self-Esteem, and Fun Grades 3-8, Parker
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Frogs and Ants
Wnek, Barbara, Holiday Games, and Activities, Champaign, IL Human
Landry, Joanne M. and Landry, Maxwell J., Ready-to-Use P.E.
Activities for Grades1-2, Parker Publishing, West Nyack, 1992