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Dress Like a Frog

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    Association of Zoos and Aquariums

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Dress Like a Frog

In this activity, learners will discover what it takes to be a frog. By dressing up like one, learners can visualize how each part of the frog plays an important role in surviving its habitat. This is a demonstration that would involve a volunteer dressing like a frog to show the various adaptations but can be adapted for small groups of learners. Ribbit not included.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$10 - $20 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - adult

Resource Types:
Activity, Demonstration


Materials List (per group of students)

  • Goofy eyeball glasses
  • Ear muffs
  • Mesh shirt
  • Fanny pack
  • Bottle of Tylenol
  • Tube of antibiotic cream
  • Bottle of skin moisturizer
  • Bottle of poison (label an empty plastic bottle with skull & cross bones)
  • Diver’s fins
  • Felt or cardboard tail
  • Birthday noise maker (tongue un-rolling type)
  • Digital thermometer
  • Fake/plastic teeth
  • Jug of antifreeze (or empty plastic bottle labeled “anti-freeze”)
  • Bin to hold all costume contents
  • Disinfectant wipes (to clean items between uses)


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals
    • Evolution
      • Evidence for Evolution

Informal Categories

  • Animals
  • Nature and Environment


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • hear

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


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Access Rights:

  • Free access



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