Earlier this week Caden & I got the opportunity to met some local homeschoolers and check out their accidental tadpole pond in their kiddie pool. Caden had so much fun catching some toads and watching the tadpoles swimming around with the other kids. At the end of the meet up we were able to catch some tadpoles in a jar and take them home to watch their metamorphosis.
When we got home I set up this science/nature table so we could explore the life cycle of frogs and toads. I used a large TV tray table which weren’t in use, but are just the perfect size for this type of thing. I love that they fold up and can be put away when we need the space for something else. Right now I have this set up in our dining area in front of a window so it has lots of natural light and Caden can easier access it when he wants to.
I initially set up the table with just the jar of tadpoles, a magnifying glass, a book we picked up at the library about frog life cycles, a printable from TwistyNoodle.com, a couple of frogs from the Safari LTD sets we have, and the iPad set to play an episode of Bill Nye the Science Guy about amphibians on You Tube.
Later I added these frog life cycle printables from Learn Create Love and we did a frog life cycle craft to add to our table too! I plan to update the table with new printables such as these free Montessori cards from Montessori 123, and any other things that would add value and learning to the table. I would love to get this set of frog life cycle figures from Safari LTD. And check out these amazing Frog and Frog Life Cycle Resources from Racheous- Loveable Learning!
And now it’s time for the Saturday Science Blog Hop & Link Up!
Veins from Suzy Homeschooler
My 5 Senses Discovery Table from Little Bins For Little Hands
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