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Hoppy Feet: Parts of a Frog for Kindergarten Lesson Plan

One fun way to explore frog activities for kids is with learning about parts of a frog for kindergarten students! Learning the parts of a frog is an activity often reserved for frog dissection in middle school or high school biology class, but with a 3D plush frog anatomy model, teaching parts of a frog for kindergarten is possible without any slimy mess.

Teach preschoolers all about frog biology in this parts of a frog for kindergarten lesson plan that teaches kids all about a frog's anatomy in a mess-free way.

With this learning toy, kindergarten kids can explore a frog for kids and frog anatomy up close, from its bumpy skin to those long, stretchy legs.

And guess what? No dissecting tools required—just lots of imagination and curiosity!

Exploring Parts of a Frog for Kindergarten

This isn’t your ordinary science experiment!

By using the KiwiCo’s Froggie Lab Dissection Plush Toy, kindergarten kids can learn frog anatomy without any slimy mess.

No dissecting tools needed—just imagination and curiosity! Kindergarten scientists, get ready to leap into action!

Below you’ll find everything you need to teach kindergarten kids about frog anatomy in an age-appropriate way.

Science Facts about Frogs

Here are some science facts about frogs answering questions that kindergarten kids may have about frogs.

What are the body features of a frog for kids?

Here are some features of a frogs external anatomy to share with your kindergarten class.


Frogs have smooth, slimy skin that feels wet. Their skin is very special because it can breathe.

his means frogs can absorb water and oxygen through their skin, which is why they need to stay moist.


Frogs have big, bulging eyes that give them a wide field of view. This helps them see all around without having to move their head much.

Frog eyes can even help them swallow their food by blinking hard to push the food down their throat!

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Frogs have very powerful back legs that are long and strong.

These legs are perfect for jumping great distances and swimming. Their front legs are shorter and help them to land and perch.


Depending on the type of frog, their feet can be different.

Some frogs have webbed feet that help them swim better, like flippers do for a swimmer. Others might have sticky pads on their toes to help them climb trees or even glass!


One of the coolest parts of a frog is its tongue! It is sticky and can shoot out really fast to catch bugs.

The tongue is attached to the front of their mouth and flips out to grab the insect, then quickly pulls it back into the mouth.


Frogs come in many colors and patterns. Some are bright green or blue, and others might be brown or even red.

The colors can help them blend into their surroundings to hide from predators or warn them that they might not taste good.

What do frogs look like on the inside?

Here are some inside anatomy facts to share with your kindergarten students.

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Frogs have a three-chambered heart. It’s a bit like ours but with two chambers that collect blood and one that pumps it out. The heart helps pump blood all around their body to carry oxygen and food to all their parts.


Frogs breathe air into their lungs, just like we do. However, they can also breathe through their skin when they are underwater, which is something we can’t do!


This is where the food goes after the frog catches it with its super-fast, sticky tongue. The stomach breaks the food down into small pieces that the body can use.


The liver is large and helps to clean the blood and break down the food even more. It’s like a cleaning and food-processing station in their body.


Frogs have kidneys that help clean their blood and get rid of any waste, much like a filtering system.


Inside, frogs have a skeleton that helps support their body. Their backbone is flexible, helping them to jump and move easily.


They have strong muscles, especially in their back legs, which let them jump really far and swim well.


After the stomach does its job, the food moves into the intestines, where the body absorbs all the good nutrients it needs to stay healthy and active.

Reproductive organs

These are what allow frogs to lay eggs. Female frogs lay the eggs, and male frogs fertilize them outside the female’s body.

How many different types of frogs are there?

There are over 7,000 different types of frogs in the world. Frogs come in many sizes, colors, and live in a variety of habitats across all continents except Antarctica.

Here are some of the most common categories of frogs.

Tree Frogs

These frogs are usually very good at climbing because they have sticky pads on their toes that help them stick to leaves and branches.

Water Frogs

Like the name suggests, these frogs love water and are often found swimming. They usually have webbed feet that make them excellent swimmers.

Poison Dart Frogs

These are some of the most colorful frogs and are found in rainforests. They are called ‘poison dart’ because some indigenous people used their poison for hunting.


These are larger frogs, often found in ponds and lakes. They have a loud call and can jump very far.


Although toads are technically a type of frog, they look a bit different. They usually have bumpier skin and prefer drier places.

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What is the life cycle of a frog?

Here are some frog life cycle facts for kindergarten.


The life cycle starts when a frog lays lots of eggs in water. These eggs are usually in clusters and look a bit like jelly.


After a while, the eggs hatch into tadpoles, which look more like little fish than frogs. Tadpoles have long tails and live in the water. They breathe using gills, just like fish.

Tadpole with Legs

As the tadpoles grow, they start to grow legs. First, the back legs pop out, then the front ones. They still have their tails and live in the water at this stage.


Now, the tadpole begins to look more like a frog. Its tail gets shorter and shorter as it grows. The froglet can start to venture out of the water because it can breathe air with its lungs now, not just with gills.

Adult Frog

Finally, the tail disappears completely, and the froglet becomes an adult frog. Adult frogs can live on land and in water. They have long legs for jumping and no more tail.

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There is only one main product necessary to do this parts of a frog activity for kindergarten.

Here is what you need!

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Fun Facts about Frogs

Here are some of our favorite frog facts for kids. From how frogs slurp up their dinner with sticky tongues to their incredible ability to change colors, there are a lot of fun frog facts for kindergarten!

Frogs can be found in all sorts of places, from lush rainforests to your very own backyard pond! Frogs are voracious eaters and will gobble up insects, spiders, and even small fish with their long, sticky tongues.

A frog’s skin is slimy because it’s covered in mucous, which helps keep them moist and slippery. It also protects them from predators and helps them absorb oxygen.

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Some frogs have amazing camouflage abilities, blending into their surroundings to avoid being spotted by predators.

Ever wonder how frogs see underwater? They have special eyelids that act like goggles, protecting their eyes while they swim.

The longest recorded frog jump was over 33 feet! That’s like jumping the length of a school bus. Frogs use a variety of calls and croaks to communicate with each other, from mating calls to territorial warnings.

Frogs are cold-blooded, which means their body temperature changes with the environment around them. That’s why you’ll often see them basking in the sun to warm up.

Some frogs hibernate during the winter by burrowing into the mud at the bottom of ponds or under leaves on the forest floor.

Frogs are excellent swimmers thanks to their webbed feet, which help them paddle through the water with ease.

Frogs have a voracious appetite and will eat just about anything that moves, including insects, worms, and even small mammals. However, frogs swallow their food whole because they do not have teeth.

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Kindergarten Parts of a Frog STEM Extensions

Get ready to dive even deeper into the fascinating world of frogs with these STEM extensions you can use alongside the parts of a frog cards and parts of a frog plush toy.

Challenge kindergarten students to design and create habitats for frogs using materials like clay, soil, rocks, and plants. Encourage them to consider factors like temperature, moisture, and hiding spots for a realistic frog environment.

One fun way to explore frog activities for kids is with learning about parts of a frog for kindergarten students! Learning the parts of a frog is an activity often reserved for frog dissection in middle school or high school biology class, but with the KiwiCo Froggie Lab Dissection Plush Toy, teaching parts of a frog for kindergarten is possible without any slimy mess.

Arrange a visit to a local pond, wetland, or nature center where students can observe frogs in their natural habitat.

Incorporate math activities by measuring and comparing the lengths of frog jumps, calculating the average number of spots on different frog species, or graphing data collected during observations.

Students can depict frogs in their natural habitats, create frog life cycle dioramas, or design imaginative frog species.

Listen to the different types of sounds frogs can make. Discuss how frogs use their calls to communicate and attract mates, and compare the sounds of various frog species.

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More Frog Activities for Kindergarten

Here are some other fun frog activities for kindergarten to try in your classroom with five and six year old kids.

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Parts of a Frog Lesson Plan and Frog Part Cards for Kindergarten

Introduce five and six year old children to the world of frogs through hands-on exploration and discovery.

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Here is how to use the frog part cards for kindergarten as part of a complete lesson plan!

Parts of a Frog Lesson Plan for Kindergarten

Parts of a Frog Lesson Plan for Kindergarten

Teach preschoolers all about frog biology in this parts of a frog for kindergarten lesson plan that teaches kids all about a frog's anatomy in a mess-free way.


  • KiwiCo Froggie Lab Dissection Plush Toy
  • Frog anatomy poster
  • STEM journal
  • STEM worksheets


  • Plastic tweezers


First purchase the Froggie Lab Dissection Plush Toy!

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By the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify major parts of a frog's anatomy and understand basic functions of each part.

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Main Activity (10 minutes)

Show the plush frog model to the class. Point out that it’s not a real frog but a special toy that helps us learn. Gently remove each organ, describing its name and basic function.

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  • Heart: Pumps blood around the frog’s body.
  • Stomach: Where the frog’s food goes to start digestion.
  • Lungs: Help the frog breathe air.
  • Liver: A big organ that helps clean the frog's blood.
  • Intestines: Where the food goes after the stomach to continue digestion.

Interactive Activity (10 minutes)

Pass around the removable organs in a small group or let children come up one at a time to take out an organ and place it on a corresponding spot on the large diagram laid out on the floor.

Next, grab the tweezers to have the full scientist experience. Challenge your students by using the flashcards and let them "dissect" and identify each part of the frog. 3 2

Conclusion (5 minutes)

If time allows, conclude with a frog-related storybook to help them connect emotionally with the topic and solidify their learning in a narrative form.


Observe participation during the interactive plush model demonstration.

Review any completed worksheets or journal entries to check studen comprehension

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