One of our very, very favorite books is The Big Wide-Mouthed Frog. This is the cutest story about an obnoxious frog who hops off to see the world. He asks every animal he meets who they are and what they eat. And each time, he loudly announces that he's a wide mouthed frog and he eats flies. This continues UNTIL he meets a knobby brown log sitting on the riverbank. He asks the knobby brown log who she is and what she eats. The knobby brown log says with a lazy smile that she's a crocodile and she eats wide-mouthed frogs. The frog changes his tune and says in a very quiet voice that he's a small narrow-mouthed frog and hops off!
We have read this thing to tatters.
We made a fun little game to go with our book. I started with a milk jug.
|In case you didn't know what a milk jug looks like.|
I cut around the handle and spout.
And (very sloppily) covered it in some green Christmas wrapping paper.
Then I hot glued some google eyes to some white pom poms and attached them to the top.
And cut a tongue from red craft foam and attached it to the bottom.
Then my adorable assistant made some "flies" on painters tape that we stuck to some of our bouncy balls.
We made sure that our big wide-mouthed frog got plenty of flies by bouncing them into his mouth!