Exploring Frogs Through Frog Pond Sensory Play
Our frog pond theme this week presented itself with a few different opportunities to use a variety of sensory bins and sensory play to play with all our froggy things! We even went outside to soak up some fresh air and engage with nature too! Also a great time to put together a Nature Sensory Bin! Frog pond sensory play is everywhere, even on a nature walk! Liam enjoys a variety of frog pond sensory bins so I used water beads, aquarium rocks and just plain water as sensory bin fillers for exploring frogs! Make sure to check out all our favorite sensory bin fillers!
Frog Pond Table Set Up
Discovery tables are fun to set up and have many activities to explore like our new frog pond table. I am trying to encourage a bit of independent play and having different things to explore keeps his attention longer! I set out a couple different frog pond sensory bins, frogs, scoops, mini net, books, a bug box and a magnifying glass for looking around at the frogs! I also made a couple simple activities for patterning and fine motor skills. I made my own pattern cards with a dot marker. An egg carton helps keep it organized! I also gathered some small items, tweezers and a, ice cube tray for sorting.
Frog Pond Sensory Play
Here are some close up pictures of the two frog pond sensory bins. The first one is filled with the water beads that had yet shrink back to size from our boat play over a month ago. They had gotten smaller but not by much so I filled them back up again, cut some lily pads from foam paper, added plastic letter tiles for F R O G, and lastly added a great set of plastic frogs! I supplied him with a container and a net for catching his frogs!
Water Beads Frog Pond Sensory Bin
Count the frogs and identify the letters in the frog pond sensory bin!
Aquarium Rocks Frog Pond Sensory Bin
I had a bag of blue and green mixed aquarium rock already put aside for a frog pond. I had this great little birch log and a different set of frogs from the party store. Liam really enjoys the rhyme about 5 speckled frogs sitting on a log so I thought I would use this sensory bin to go along with it and I wrote it out on a paper lily pad. This frog pond sensory bin also had the dragon flys for the frogs to as well as wooden fish, ducks and a mix of beads pom poms, and tiny rock! This frog pond sensory bin was great for filling, sorting and dumping.
Water Frog Pond Sensory Bin Play
Since I love to put together sensory bins or different types of sensory play, I made him an outdoor frog pond complete with water, rocks, lily pads (a foam sheet cut into lily pads), fish, frogs, a diver and a fishing pole.
Take a nature walk for more frog pond sensory play! Look, listen, smell and touch what’s all around you. We explored ponds, streams, real lily pads, and of course delighted in seeing real frogs in their habitats, frog ponds.
A frog pond sensory play theme week wouldn’t be complete without a great trip to one. A beautiful park not far from our house has wonderful gardens, ducks, ponds, mini waterfalls, bridges and more. It is perfect for little legs as there are so many things to see and explore without a huge amount of walking. Throwing rocks into the stream was the highlight. I overheard Liam telling his friend about making a dam. I was so proud he remembered and obviously understood what we had showed him a couple of weeks ago!
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