I'm a Big Wide-Mouthed Frog and I Eat Flies!

In my house, if you yell, "I'm a big wide mouthed frog and I eat..." both the two and three year old will yell, "FLIES!"

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.
Yes, the cover is ripped right off.  This is what it should look like:


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!
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20 comments:

  1. This is very cute! I think my lil guy could get into frogs (once he gets past cars of course, lol) Another book to add to my list to look for ;)Thanks for sharing

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  2. I never ceased to be amazed by your creativity. Love this!

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  3. That is dang cool! My kdis love that book. And my 2 year old is obsessed with frogs. So much that she threw the new doll from Christmas to the side and requested her "stuffed frog".=) bellesbazaar-heather.blogspot.com

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  4. Wish I had this when my daughter was younger - cute, cute!
    Saw you on TT&J

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  5. What a cute acticity! You are so clever! Thanks for sharing at TGIF! Have a GREAT weekend,
    Beth =-)

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  6. What a cool idea! Sounds like a really fun game. :)

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  7. How cute! We'll have to find that book. Stopping by from Show and Share Saturday.

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  8. Oooh, a new book to check out at the library. Thank you for sharing it, Lorie, at Sharing Saturday! I love the craft as well.

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  9. This is such a great activity. I will so be looking for the book.

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  10. Over from No Time for Flashcards Linky-- what a fun idea! Kind of reminds me of my favorite froggy game at chuck e cheese!

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  12. How cute! My kids would love this! :)

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  13. SUPER CUTE Lorie!!! I love this.. thanks so much for sharing this with us at Sharing Saturday.

    ~MiaB
    www.mamamiasheart2heart.com

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  14. What a cute idea for a rainy day. I'll have to pack this one in my arsenal for future use.

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  15. looks really fun - found this on Pinterest.

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  16. This is SO clever ... there's SO much you could do with this adorable frog, too! You're totally inspiring me!

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  17. Aww..this is super cute! I really like this idea. Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

    www.bearrabbitbear.com

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  18. How fun! The boys would love this! Thank you so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

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  19. Just wanted to let you know we tried our own version of crafts for this book and mentioned you as our inspiration at http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2012/02/lent-and-big-wide-mouthed-frog.html. Thank you!!

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