Frog Songs


Sing the song to the tune Mary had a little lamb. Read a book about frogs and then get ready to swim and hop.

Baby frogs

Tadpoles are little baby frogs, baby frogs, baby frogs.
tadpoles are little baby frogs
They can swim like fish.
tadpoles grow four legs, four legs, four legs. Tadpoles grow four legs. They can hop, hop, hop.


(blink-um… close your eyes and stick out your tongue)

blink-um went the little green frog one day blink-um went the little green frog one day blink-um went the little green frog one day and his eyes went blink-blink-um

(during the la-di-da, pat your thighs)
but we all know frogs go la-di-da-di-da, la-di-da-di-da, la-di-da-di-da we all know frogs go la-di-da-di-da, they don’t go blink-um-ah.

It’s kind of a nonsense song, but my 2 year olds love sticking out their tongues and patting their thighs.


There Was a Little Frog
(Follows the tune of Little turtle who lived in a box)

There was a little frog
That lived in a bog
Who climbed on a lilypad
and jumped on a log.
It snapped at a mosquito,
It snapped at a bee,
it snapped at a cricket
a dn it snapped at me!
It caught the mosquito….bee…cricket..
but it didn’t catch me!

A cardboard lily pad and log can be cut put and placed in the middle of circle. Three plastic bugs are handed out to the children and one child is chosen as the frog. Have the “frog” act out the part by jumping from the lily pad to the log and snapping and catching each bug that each child is holding.


Along with the song 5 Green and Speckled Frogs, we also sing 5 Brown and Bumpy toads sitting on a bumpy log. I made five green frogs and five brown frogs made from construction paper and laminated than I added google eyes. I used them as props for the class to use.


oom at went the little green frog one day
oom at went the little green frog
oom at went the little green frog one day
oom at oom at oom at the big bull frog
goes sha da da da da sha da da da da sha da da da da |
the big bull frog goes sha da da da da


I can’t describe the tune, but this song was on an Easter record my mom had for us when we were kids. My class loved it!

The Little White Duck

There’s a little white duck, sittin on the water, a little white duck, doin what he oughter.

He took a bite of a lily pad, flapped his wings and he said, “I’m glad! I’m a little white duck, sittin in the water, Quack Quack Quack.

There’s a little green frog, swimmin in the water, a little green frog, doin what he oughter.

He jumped right off of the lily pad that the little duck bit and he said, “I’m Glad! I’m a little green frog, sittin on the water, Glug glug glug.”

There’s a little black bug, floatin on the water, a little black bug, doin what he oughter. He tickled that frog on the lily pad, that the little duck bit and he said, “I’m glad! I’m a little black bug, floatin on the water, eeep eeep eeep.

There’s a little red snake, lyin on the water, a little red snake doin what he oughter. He frightened the duck and the frog so bad. He ate the little bug and he said, “I’m glad! I’m a little red snake, lyin on the water, sssssss sssssss ssssss.

Now theres nobody left sittin in the water, nobody left, doin what they oughter. There’s nothing left but the lily pad. The duck and the frog ran away, I’m sad! Cause there’s nobody left, sittin in the water. Boo hoo hoo!


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