Toad Abode: Creating a Home for a Backyard Toad

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In this activity about backyard habitats learners create a safe and toad-friendly environment near their own home. Since frogs and toads are too sensitive to touch, observing them in this make-shift home is a great idea for families. Have fun and be creative by using rocks and twigs to surround the abode; every toad needs a good home!

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 11

Resource Type:


Materials List (per student)

  • One clay pot
  • paint or paint pens (bolder colors work better).


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals

Informal Categories

  • Animals
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Nature and Environment


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


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Access Rights:

  • Free access