Life Cycle of a Frog

Finding frogspawn and watching for tadpole and then frogs is one of the great pleasures of childhood. Children can learn more about the stages that go on in the frog life cycle with our colouring pages, worksheets and activities.

Life Cycle of a Frog

Frogs tend to lay many eggs because there are lots of hazards to the eggs and young. These eggs are sometimes called frogspawn.

About 1-3 weeks after fertilization the eggs that survive will hatch.

When tadpoles first hatch they tend to cling to weeds and grasses. After about 7 to 10 days the tadpoles will start swimming around and feeding on algae.

After about 6 weeks the tadpole will grow its back legs and the body starts to grow longer and the head becomes more distinct. After about 9 weeks the tadpole has grown its front legs and now looks more like a small frog with a long tail.

About 12 weeks after hatching the tadpole has only a short tail, looks like a smaller version of a adult frog and is about to leave the water.

The frog has now reached adulthood It leaves the water and will begin the task of finding a mate, before returning to the water to lay eggs and start the cycle again.

Our Life Cycle of a Frog Activities

Frog Life Cycle Cloze

Frog Life Cycle Cloze

Fill in the gaps to complete the text describing the frog life cycle using the words from the box on the second page of the worksheet.

Frog Life Cycle Colouring Page

Frog Life Cycle Colouring Page

My son rescued some tadpoles last year and watched them develop into frogs, and the whole process was fascinating! You can learn more about the life cycle of a frog from this simple colouring page. Choose two versions below: labelled, or blank for you to label yourself.

Frog Life Cycle Colouring Pages Set

Frog Life Cycle Colouring Pages Set

Each colouring page in this set of 6 has a different phase of a frog's life cycle to colour in, and if you choose the blank versions you can label each stage too. 

Frog Life Cycle Diary Booklet

Frog Life Cycle Diary Booklet

Here's a fun booklet which you can use to record your observations on the lifecycle of frogs. There are boxes to write down details and dates for each phase of the life cycle, then pages with plenty of space for writing observations and adding pictures.

Frog Life Cycle Labelling Worksheet

Frog Life Cycle Labelling Worksheet

Are you learning all about the life cycle of a frog? This labelling worksheet is a great way to test how much the kids have learned. Choose from colour or black and white versions below.

Frog Life Cycle Labelling Worksheet Guided

Frog Life Cycle Labelling Worksheet - Guided

Can you tell a froglet from an adult frog and label them correctly on this diagram, along with the other phases of the frog life cycle? We've listed the words you'll need to complete the diagram in the box on the right.

Frog Life Cycle Matching Cards

Frog Life Cycle Matching Cards

Our frog life cycle matching cards can be cut horizontally only and folded in half to make them double sided, or cut out individually for matching games and activities - making them very versatile and useful.

Frog Life Cycle Matching Worksheet

Frog Life Cycle Matching Worksheet

The aim of this worksheet is to match each picture to one of the frog life cycle phases, then put them in the right order too. Choose from colour or black and white versions below. 

Frog Life Cycle Notebooking Pages

Frog Life Cycle Notebooking Pages

Here are some useful notebooking pages, perfect for recording what you have learned about the frog life cycle. There are two pages for each stage of the life cycle process  - lined, or lined with space for a drawing or diagram too.

Frog Life Cycle Photo Posters

Frog Life Cycle Photo Posters

This set of frog life cycle photo posters clearly shows the incredible transformation that happens during the life cycle of a frog! Print out (using your printer's borderless settings for the best results) then use in classroom displays.

Frog Life Cycle Poster

Frog Life Cycle Poster

It's easy to learn about the lifecycle of a frog with this fun and simple to understand life cycle poster. Great for class discussions - have the children ever seen frog spawn or a full-sized frog in real-life perhaps?

Frog Life Cycle Posters Set

Frog Life Cycle Posters Set

Learn about the lifecycle of a frog with our printable posters. They're easy to print and display in the classroom, and you can choose from our labelled or blank versions below (6 pages each). 

Frog Life Cycle Sequencing Cards

Frog Life Cycle Sequencing Cards

Are you learning about the lifecycle of a frog? These printable life cycle sequencing cards (and arrows) let you create your own large diagram showing the process. Can the kids put the cards in the correct order? Choose from blank or labelled versions below.

Frog Life Cycle Sequencing Worksheet

Frog Life Cycle Sequencing Worksheet

Here's a fun cut and paste activity to help the kids learn about the life cycle of a frog. Can they cut out the pictures, arrange them in the correct order than glue them onto the life cycle diagram?.

Frog Life Cycle Slideshow

Frog Life Cycle Slideshow

Take the kids through the lifecycle process of a frog with this slideshow. Watch on your computer screen or whiteboard - you can pause each slide as long as you like to discuss what you see!

Frog Life Cycle Story Paper - Blank

Frog Life Cycle Story Paper - Blank

Use this story paper featuring a diagram of the frog life cycle to write your own description - we've got four versions to choose from below, either lined or with handwriting lines, and in colour or black and white.

Frog Life Cycle Story Paper - Labelled

Frog Life Cycle Story Paper - Labelled

There's plenty of space to describe what happens in the frog life cycle on this story paper - and we've got both lined and handwriting versions to suit different ages and abilities. We also have two black and white versions if you'd prefer to colour in the picture too...

Frog Life Cycle Story Paper Set - Labelled

Frog Life Cycle Story Paper Set - Labelled

There are six phases in the life cycle of a frog, and we've got a story paper for each stage in this set of labelled worksheets, each with plenty of room for writing notes or observations. Choose from black and white or colour, and lined or with handwriting lines.

Frog Life Cycle Word Cards

Frog Life Cycle Word Cards

Useful in so many ways, this set of frog life cycle word cards can be used for displays, vocabulary work etc.

Frog Life Cycle Word Search

Frog Life Cycle Word Search

Froglet is quite a cute word! It's hidden in this word search grid along with 9 other words all to do with the lifecycle of a frog...

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