Looking for something cool to write about in April? You may want to add National Frog Month to your topic list. With spring right around the corner, you'll probably be spending more time outdoors. If you have a pond, lake, or body of water nearby, you may want to make frequent visits with your kids. It's a great way to introduce them to amphibians, metamorphosis, and pond ecosystems, etc.
Here are a few resources to help you reconnect with the kid in you and get involved with National Frog Month.
- Amphibian & Reptile Images from The Smithsonian Image Library – Read the uses and permissions
- Frog related info at the National Wildlife Federation
- Get an aquatic frog for a pet at Grow A Frog – If you don't have access to a pond so you can watch tadpoles grow, you can watch your pet frog grow from a tadpole! My friend had 3 of these singing frogs, which lived approximately 5 years! *Note: these are pets and shouldn't be released into the wild.
- Free teacher's guide and lessons from Grow A Frog.
Have fun with your frog learning and writing!