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In March's Ivy Kids kit featuring the book Fish is Fish by Leo Lionni, you will find:
- The book Fish is Fish by Leo Lionni: A sweet story about two best friends, a fish and a tadpole that are inseparable until the tadpole starts to change into a frog.
- Fish is Fish: Paint the flexible wooden fish then use it for pretend play or as a decoration.
- Frog on a Lily Pad Craft: Assemble the foam pieces to create a frog on a lily pad. Then place the lily pad on some water and watch it float.
- Frog Life Cycle: Explore realistic figures to learn about the life cycle of a frog. Then cut out the cards on the board and sequence the difference stages of the life cycle.
- Clay Model of the Frog Life Cycle: After learning about the life cycle of a frog, use the clay to make models of the different stages of the life cycle: eggs, tadpole, froglet, and adult frog. After the clay has air dried paint the different clay figures.
- Frog and Fish Pond: Create your ponds by painting the white cardboard circle with water, land, plants, rocks etc. Once the paint has dried, you can add the frog and fish figures to the pond. You can also add the clay figures you made from the “Clay Model of the Frog Life Cycle” activity.
- Frog Life Cycle Sticker Scene: Decorate a pond with stickers to show all the different stages of the frog life cycle. The stickers include frogs, froglets, tadpoles, eggs, lily pads, and flies. The stickers are repositionable to allow for children to create different pond scenes.
- Grow Your Own Lily Pads with Lotus Seeds: Lotuses are plants that grow in ponds. The leaf of the lotus plant floats at the top of the water and the flower rises above the water. Simply drop the seeds in the bowl and add water. Within 2 weeks, roots and sprouts will emerge. For extra fun, add a toy frog and/or fish to the bowl to create a mini pond.
- Frog and Fish Life Cycles: Learn fun and interesting facts about the life cycles of fish and frogs.
- Frog and Fish Venn Diagram: In the story, we learn that there are similarities and differences between fish and frogs. Use a Venn diagram to sort fact cards about fish and frogs. What facts to fish and frogs have in common?
- Imagining the World: In the story, the fish imagines what animals and people in the outside world look like. Paint a picture of what the fish imagines in its mind about the outside world, then write about your idea.
- Letter Jump - Letters: Where will the frog land? Push down on the tail of the frog to make the frog jump on to a letter lily pad. Then identify the letter, letter sound, and/or word that begins with that letter.
- Letter Jump - Reading: Line the cards up to form a word. Have your child move the frog from lily pad to lily pad to sound out the word.
- Frog vs. Fish: One player will be the fish and one player will be the frog. Players take turn rolling the dice and cover corresponding number spaces on the board. The first player to cover all 6 spaces in one of his or her rows wins the game.
- Spots on a Frog: Roll the dice and place that number of green gems on the frog. Older players can determine whether that number of spots on a frog would be odd or even. Younger players can just play this as a simple counting game.