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Frogs and Ponds, Rivers and Dams

Oct 7, 2022


Frogs & Ponds, Rivers & Dams


Light Blue/Turquoise


Oval/Tear Drop


14 and Recap



Mm – Mud

We eased into the week with a theme discussion on different bodies of water, which plants and animals can be found in these waters and the life cycle of a frog. We enjoyed singing songs and spoke about the life cycle of a frog. The life cycle of a frog starts with eggs, then a tadpole, tadpole turns into a froglet and then froglet will lose its tail and turn into an adult frog.

 For our art we made the life cycle of a frog. We started off by making a pond out of an oval shape piece of cardboard, we stuck ripped pieces of blue tissue paper. For the life cycle part of the art, we painted egg cartons green and turned them into tadpoles, froglets and adult frogs. For the eggs we used a piece of bubble wrap and added black dots to look like frog eggs. These look amazing and we will be keeping them for Art Expo.

 We went on an adventure to the fish pond next-door. When we got to the pond, each Hopper was given a handful of fish food. The water was very still and quiet at first, then they tossed in the food and watched as the water came to life with the most beautiful koi fish. As you can imagine, this was such an exciting experience for our children! While we were at the pond, we said hello to the horses and had a few spins on the Merry Go Round. When the kiddies got off, they had such a good giggle as they were so dizzy!

 Lazzy got some tadpoles from the primary school dam for us to have a look at during the week, the Hoppers absolutely loved this and were so excited to see a real life tadpole!

 For cooking, they made “Frogs”.  The Hoppers got to experience sifting and mixing all the ingredients together. (Flour, warm water, yeast, butter, salt and sugar). They made one big ball for the body and two little balls for the eyes and added chocolate chips to the eye. These little “dough” frogs were so cute!

 We have had such an exciting and busy week. We are so proud of our Hoppers and all their hard work and efforts that they have put into creating the most beautiful art pieces for our Art Expo. We are so excited to share their work with you!

 Our theme next week will be:  Shadows, Day and Night, Weather and Summer.

 Have a safe and lovely weekend.


Do you know ... What is a "teenager" frog called?


 Dates to Diarise:

Break Up Day & Art Expo: 20 Oct

Mid-Term Break: 21 – 24 Oct

Back to School: 25 Oct

Mommy & Me Yoga (PP, HH, CC): 27 Oct

Mommy & Me Yoga (BB, SS): 28 Oct


Lots of love

Teacher Kate-Lyn, Teacher Katy and the Happy Hoppers Assistants

Growing in leaps and bounds!

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