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From Polliwog to Frog

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    Association of Zoos and Aquariums

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From Polliwog to Frog

In this activity, learners discover how frogs' bodies change while growing from a tadpole to a frog. Learners create a simple craft that gives a visual display of the metamorphosis process. As an optional extension activity, learners can follow along with the poem included in the resource to reenact the frog life cycle with their craft.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Model


Materials List (per student)

  • Copies of the Polliwog-Frog craft page (1 per learner)
  • Crayons or markers
  • Scissors
  • Brass fasteners (3 per learner)
  • Pictures of frogs as tadpoles and adults


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals
    • Heredity and Genetics

Informal Categories

  • Animals
  • Model Building
  • Nature and Environment


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


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Access Rights:

  • Free access



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