“Leap Back Home to Me” by Lauren Thompson and Craft

Weekly Trip to the Library

I love making arts and crafts that correspond to a children’s book that I read to my Nanny Kids. This week we read a cute book with frogs as the main characters and made some paper plate frogs.

In Leap Back Home to Me a little frog’s first leap out into the world is a big, scary thing. But luckily, his mama is always there to catch him when he comes home. As the leaps get bigger, the frog gets braver—and before he knows it, he’s soaring out to the moon and beyond!

Brought to life with touching text from New York Times bestselling author Lauren Thompson and vibrant watercolor illustrations from Matthew Cordell, this loveable little frog will hurdle his way into your heart. Come leap along, and see what it’s like to shoot for the stars…and always have a landing pad ready to catch you.

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How to Make a Paper Plate Frog

You Will Need:

Paper Plate
Green Paint
Red and Black Paper

What to Do:

1. Protect the work surface.

2. Cut the paper plate in half and have the children paint it green.

3. While the paint dries, trace two medium sized circles onto red paper (I used a drinking glass). Have the kids cut out the circles for the red eyes.

4. Cut out a long strip of red paper to make a tongue.

5. Cut out pupils from the black paper.

6. Have the kids paste the black pupils to the red eyes. Then have them paste the red eyes to the back of the straight edge of the paper plate so they stick up behind the plate.

7. Have the children roll the long strip of red paper around a pencil so it will curl.

8. Have the kids paste the tongue to bottom of round part of plate.

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