Wednesday, April 7, 2010

It's Not Easy Being Green: Frog Tales From Around the World

Frog Prince
by Walter Crane (1845 - 1915)

April is National Frog Month so get let’s get hopping with these tales from around the globe!

STORIES

Allaboutfrogs.org
- Sixteen fables and parables about frogs.
http://tinyurl.com/36fjtg

The Armadillo's Song – Bolivia
http://tinyurl.com/yzwl3lq

Brer Fox Catches Old Man Tarrypin – USA
http://tinyurl.com/ybds94o



Frog Kings – Fourteen folktales from around the world.
http://tinyurl.com/28ukyj

Why the Stork Eats Frogs And The Wolf Hunts Sheep - Ukrainian Folktale
http://www.4to40.com/Folktales/index.asp?p=Why_The_Stork_Eats_Frogs_And_The_Wolf_Hunts_Sheep&c=English&k=stork

How Frog Went to Heaven A Tale of Angola – retold by Aaron Shepard
http://tinyurl.com/yk8cdjh

Story-lovers.com – A virtual pond filled with Folktales, Folklore, Fairy Tales, Legends, Myths, History, and more.  
http://tinyurl.com/ya8v8ma

The Two Frogs – Japan
http://tinyurl.com/y9ngkky


CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

Additional facts and information to complement your program of frog tales or use in the classroom.

A Frog’s Life – Lots of information to share with your audiences from the American Museum of Natural History.
http://tinyurl.com/ykyypoz

Suite 101.com – Information on the mythology and folklore associated with frogs.
http://tinyurl.com/y93hchv

Tiddalik the Frog Folktale Reading Lesson Plan - Teach How to Compare and Contrast Setting, Character, Plot.
http://tinyurl.com/y8pxy8f

CRAFTS

DLTK.com - Frog Activities for children.
http://www.dltk-kids.com/animals/frogs.htm

Family Crafts.com
- Clay Pot Frog
http://familycrafts.about.com/od/frogcrafts/a/ClayPotFrogCraft.htm

Frog Coloring Page
http://familycrafts.about.com/cs/frogcrafts/l/blcolorfrog1.htm


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3 comments:

Simon Brooks said...

Nice backdrop on that top photo of you performing! I need to get one just like it!

Karen Chace said...

Smart aleck! LOL I still haven't found the time to get mine made, on my "to do this summer" list. I have a wonderful artist who is willing and very able. I just need to get to the store and find the right cloth. Thanks for the loan. :)

Mary Ann Dames - Reading, Writing, and Recipes said...

I wandered over here through your pubyac@lists.lis.illinois.edu e-mail. Love the idea of Frog Month. I'm putting it in my list for my April 2011 blog ideas. 8-)