by Andrea Wayne-von Konigslow

read aloud kindergarten, readability grade 2

Lucy loves frogs so much, she collects them at home, and one night before she goes to bed she give one a kiss good night. Suddenly, the frog transforms into a prince right in the middle of her bedroom. Mom gets on the phone and lets all her friends know, and pretty soon the whole town is flocking to the pond where Lucy found this frog. A lot of kissing is going on and princes are appearing all over, causing a lot more problems than they are worth. The princes, though, deep down in their hearts want to be frogs again. Thanks to a creative plan on Lucy’s plan they might get their wish. This is a very fractured tale based on The Frog Prince that will have readers laughing and thinking twice about kissing frogs!

Make a Croaking Frog. You will need:

  • an oatmeal container with its lid, or a tin coffee can with its lid (size doesn’t really matter)
  • green, white, and black construction paper
  • a rubber band
  • sharp scissors
  • glue

What to do:

  • Using the scissors, cut a tab near the edge of each side of the lid and bend them up.
  • Cover the container and the lid with green construction paper.
  • Cut out a flat frog face, and some white eyes.
  • Glue the eyes to the face and draw in a mouth, some pupils, and some nostrils.
  • Put the lid on the container and glue the face on to the side of the container.
  • Cut out feet and glue them to the bottom of the container.
  • Cut out an oval shape and glue on the container for the frog’s belly.
  • Take the elastic band and stretch it around the tabs on the lid and plunk it with your finger to make a croaking sound.