In this post, find out all about the sensory play benefits of chia seeds and how you can replicate this learning about frogs educational activity at home!
Try my other taste-safe sensory play activities:
- Lemon, Ice and Water Sensory Play
- Chia Seed Frog Learning Sensory Play
- Jelly Fruit Bowl Sensory Play
Learning About Frogs Sensory Activity for Toddlers!
This is a fun no-prep pre-bath sensory activity for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners that'll acquaint them with a character that appears in many children's books - frogs!
Learning About Frogs Sensory Activity!
Inspiration hit when I was soaking chia seeds to put into my smoothie. Visually soaked chia seeds look so much like frog spawn!
Soaked chia seeds are perfect for young children to explore, even those who put everything into their mouth. It has an interesting jelly-like texture and is slippery, making it fun for children to try to grab a handful into their palms.
Ingredients for This Sensory Activity
- Soaked chia seeds
- A shallow tub filled with water (I recommend to have children play when they're in the bathtub, so you can bathe them immediately after.)
- Pass children tools for water transfer and scooping up the chia seeds
Might be a good idea to put your little one in a bathing suit!
As your little one stirs the water to watch the "frog spawn" swirl about or try to scoop them out of the water (no lives are harmed in this activity yay!), teach them about the life cycle of a frog.
- Frogspawn are tiny frogs' eggs and laid in thousands. They can be found typically in ponds or marshes.
- Tadpoles hatch from eggs and use gills to breathe in water.
- Froglets have tails and now breathe using lungs.
- Adult frogs no longer have tails (absorbed back into their bodies) and continue breathing with lungs.
Learning Resources to Pair With This Activity
- Nursery rhymes about frogs, such as Five Green And Speckled Frogs
- Book "From Tadpole to Frog" by Wendy Pfeffer
More Sensory Play with Chia Seeds
Be inspired by the great many ways little ones can explore and play with chia seeds, soaked and soaked versions! My favourite chia seed activities from the blogosphere:
- Edible Chia Seed Slime by Sugar Spice and Glitter
- Ocean Sensory Bin by Teaching Mama
- Exploring Chia Seeds (Unsoaked) by Powerful Mothering
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