INSPIRATIONS - frogs
A guide to all things froggy: information, observing, craft ideas & frog products.Read More about INSPIRATIONS - frogs
All the fantastic frogginess together in one place!
It's the end of our #froggyfortnight!
Every day we've been sharing frog-related activities & information from our Outdoor Hub, with some quick-fire giveaways, specially-made videos, and with extra input from our friends and followers. Thanks so much to everyone that has tagged us in photos, shared their creations and taken part.
This newsletter brings all the fantastic frogginess together in one place, to make sure no one misses out.
We really want to show you that even small simple tasks and activities can be brilliant prompts for your child's own imagination, creativity, exploration and questions. Get yourselves outdoors, in a garden or backyard, or on your daily walks, and say hello to nature!
We've made the cutest video, with step-by-step instructions, and a little reminder of the song, just in case you need it.
The Wildlife Trusts and the RHS set up Wild About Gardens to celebrate wildlife gardening and to encourage people to use their gardens to take action to help support nature.
They have produced this brilliant booklet called Big or small - ponds for all, which includes instructions on how to make a mini wildlife pond, planting, tips & facts, & ID guide.
Every year the campaign has a new wildlife gardening theme so keep checking in!
We've been following The Crafty Kiwi Teacher on Twitter lately - they've been sharing some great stuff on nature and outdoor play. Her real name is Juliana and she told us "I'm a reception teacher in East London and mum to a 7yo. Love being outdoors and passionate about nature."
During #FroggyFortnnight Juliana shared these photos and her fab frogspawn idea with us - we think it's great, so we're passing it on to you, with a few of our own thoughts thrown in.
Activity - soak chia seeds in water to show what frog spawn is like
Soak a handful of chia seeds in a bowl of water.
Chia seeds can absorb up to 10–12 times their weight in water, becoming gel-like.
How long does it take for them to get gloppy?
Put your hands in - how does it feel?
After a few days the chia seeds start sprouting so it looks like tadpoles with little tails.
After a few more days pairs of little green leaves appear (dicotyledons) - looking a tiny bit like little green frogs. What will happen next?!
(you can click on thses photo to get a really close up look - can you spot the tails?)
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