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Key: Head Start Early

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Name: Rochelle White
Focus Area: Creative Art
Title of Lesson: Paper Bag Frog

Date: November 2, 2014
Grade Level: Head Start
Total Time: 30 minutes

I. Objectives:
 The children will develop fine motor skills by decorating their own paper bag
to represent a frog.
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The children will use their listening skills to follow directions by listening and
singing along to a song and movement activity.
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Domain: Creative Arts Expression
Element: Music

The children will develop fine motor skills by using a variation of art materials
to decorate their paper bag frogs.
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Domain: Creative Arts Expession
Element: Art

Domain: Physical Development & Health
Element: Fine Motor Skills

The children will develop expressive language skills by responding to
questions about the story.
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Domain: Language Development
Element: Expressive Language

II. Materials:
 The book, JUMP, FROG, JUMP! By Robert Kalan
 The Song, Five Little Speckled Frogs.
 12 paper bags
 12 glue sticks
 24 precut arms
 24 precut legs
 12 precut tongues
 24 precut eyes
 24 big googly eyes
 48 precut big green circles
 60 precut little green circles
 120 precut little green ovals
 1 premade paper bag frog
 1 puppet frog
III. Procedure:
A. Motivation
1. I will enter circle time with a puppet frog.
2. I will ask one child to tell me what my puppet is.
3. I will ask how many of them have ever seen a frog before.
4. I will go around and ask each child if they know anything about frogs,
as I let them touch the puppet frog.
B. Steps

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I will enter circle time with a puppet frog.
I will ask one child to tell me what my puppet is.
I will ask how many of them have ever seen a frog before.
I will go around and ask each child if they know anything about frogs, as I
let them touch the puppet frog.
5. I will tell the children today wer are going to read the book,
6. During the story I will ask the children open ended questions to keep them
engaged.
 What do you think the frog is going to do?
 Does this fish look happy or sad?
 Why do you think these children are trying to catch the frog?
7. After the story I will tell the children today we are going to make our own
paper bag frog.
8. I will send the children to tables by calling out colors of shapes that they
are sitting on.
9. I will have the children find there bag with their name on it, but they are not
a loud to touch them.
10. I will instruct the children to take out everything inside their bag and keep
next to them.
11. I will hold up my bag and show the children what part of the bag is going
to be the head and what part will be the body.
12. I will instruct to children to find the two legs in there pile which are the
longer ones, I will show them a sample of what the legs look like.
13. I will tell the children we are going to glue our legs on first, and tell them
the legs go just a little bit up from the bottom one on each side and glue
the leg on both sides and push it right into the crack all the way, showing
them on a plain paper bag.
14. I will then tell them to find the two arms in there pile, I will show them a
sample of what the arms look like.
15. I will tell the children we are going to glue our arms on and tell them the
arms go right after the head and glue the arms on both sides at the end
and place right in the crack almost all way, showing them on a plain paper
bag.
16. I will tell the children to find there two eyes in there pile, I will show them a
sample of what the eyes look like.
17. I will tell the children we are going to glue our eyes on and tell them the
eyes go in the middle of the head is and you glue it right to the head.
18. I will tell the children to find their red tongue in their pile, showing them a
sample if they need it.
19. I will tell the children that just like our tongue the frogs tongue goes in the
middle of their head too, and that we are going to glue both sides of the tip
of the tongue and place it under the flap of the head, showing them on my
paper bag.
20. I will give each child two big googly eyes to glue onto their eyes.
21. I will tell the children they get to use all the other green ovals and green
circles and place them where ever they want to on their frog.
22. I will walk around and talk to each child about their frog.
23. When children are done, I will have them carry them to the drying rack and
join me at the circle.
24. Depending on time, the children will either be washing their hands for
breakfast, or we will do our song before breakfast.

25. I will ask the children if any of them have heard the song, five little
speckled frogs.
26. I will tell the children that we are going to sing along to the song about
frogs and I will use my paper bag frog to help me swing, as will they.
27. I will turn on the song and we will sing through it twice.
28. After the song I will turn the circle over to the teacher in the classroom, or
send the children to centers to play.
IV. Conclusion:
 We will sing together a song about frogs, going through it twice.
 I will use the frog puppet to help me sing.
V. Transition:
 I will call children to table to do the creative art activity by saying out loud
colors and shapes they are sitting on.
VI. Follow-Up Activities/Learning Centers:
1. Do a puppet song with their frogs, once they dry.
2. Do a science and discovery lesson about frog’s habitat.
3. File folder game, with frogs and lily pads.
VII. Evaluation/Assessment:
A.
1. Did the children develop fine motor skills in creating their own paper
bag frog?
2. Were the children able to follow directions and instructions to
participate in a music activity?
3. Did the children use a variation of different art materials to develop
fine motor skills
4. Did the children develop expressive language skills when
responding to the questions asked about the book?
B. Self-Reflection Assessment:
What did the children most enjoy?
What did the children least enjoy?
If I implemented this lesson again, what would I do differently?
VIII. Early Learning Standards Met:
Domain/Element: Creative Arts Expression/Art
Domain/Element: Creative Arts Expression/Music
Domain/Element: Physical Development & Health/Fine Motor Skills
Domain/Element: Language Development/Expressive Language
Supplemental Materials: