Five Green and Speckled Frogs and Counting Printables

Annoying as it is, I love this song.  I can’t explain it…something about gross frogs eating gross bugs entertains me.  Or maybe it’s because the boys find the song hilarious!  Either way, I made some props to go with the story.

Enjoy the song and working on counting skills with your kids!

Five Green and Speckled Frogs Props

This is such a fun little counting song. And it’s not one I remember hearing as a kid. I think it’s nice incorporating some new songs of this type so they don’t get old and repetitive.

My kids have always enjoyed singing songs and especially some of these repetitive ones. It’s never been a struggle to get them to sing along.

But I wanted to make some props so we could act out the song as well.

Plus, I knew they’d be excited to have something to hold while we sing.

And these props will be great for kids who don’t want to sing along. They’ll have something else they can do while listening.

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How to use the 5 Green and Speckled Frog Props

First of all, I recommend printing the frogs on cardstock so they are sturdy. Ours were a little big and floppy.

We set ours up using an old egg carton – a cardboard box or styrofoam would work, too! I wanted to use something we already had laying around instead of trying to find something new for this.

Print your frogs, cut them out, and glue each one to a popsicle stick. Then secure them in your egg carton/box/styrofoam/etc and get ready to sing the song!

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Now get ready to sing the song.

Here are the lyrics, if you don’t know.

Five green and speckled frogs
Sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs – yum yum
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Now there are 4 green and speckled frogs.

Four green and speckled frogs
Sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs – yum yum
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Now there are 3 green and speckled frogs.

Etc etc down to 1.

Last line:
Now there are no green and speckled frogs!

So at the start of each verse I would have him pick up one frog. The frog would dance, hop on a bug, and then jump into the pool.

Then he could choose a new frog for the next verse.

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Sometimes we would pause in between verses to count the frogs and make sure the song was still accurate.

It was just too irresistible for Baloo!  He had to get in on the action too. Lots of frogs hopping into pools!

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