One of my favorite ways to teach is by using thematic units. A thematic unit allows for fun learning around a central theme. STEM thematic units are often used in daycare, preschool and kindergarten to explore learning in a fun way. Try these frog STEM activities for preschoolers!
When spring arrives, why not learn with a fun frog theme! These frog activities for preschoolers will provide everything you need to create a rounded frog thematic unit with elements of literacy, math, science, reading, and more!
Kids will have a blast learning all about frogs and with frogs.
What is a STEM Thematic Unit?
A STEM thematic unit is a framework for teaching everything a young child needs to know, all centered around a central theme (in this case, frogs).
Thematic units and unit studies include elements of math, reading, social studies, science, language arts, and STEM. Most thematic units are used at the preschool and kindergarten level, although you can also study using some elements of unit studies in older grades.
While most classroom teachers stop using thematic units around third grade, many homeschooling families use the concept of thematic units to learn well into middle school.
WHY USE THEMATIC UNITS FOR STEM LEARNING?
Thematic units offer a fun way to explore a topic around a central theme. In this case, the theme is frogs! With a thematic unit and frog theme activities, kids will use frogs as the basis for all learning.
In science, kids learn about the frog life cycle. In technology, kids can learn about how scientists study frogs and use frogs to help learn about the world.
In math, kids use frog themes in math problems. There is almost no end to how much you can learn when your theme is frogs!
Creative Learning Ideas for Frog STEM Activities
Frog Science Experiments
Learn all about frogs with these science activities!
Frog Engineering and Technology Activities
Frog Math Games
Use these frog math activity ideas when planning your math lessons.
Frog Art for Preschool
Make craft time all about frogs with these fun frog crafts!
Frog Sensory Activities
Try these frog sensory activities with your kids!
BOOKS ABOUT FROGS
Read these books about frogs during your frog thematic unit.