Frog Challenges

14+ year olds

Activities and Resources

Captain Kermit

A brilliantly fun game like Captain’s Coming that really explores the different life cycles of the frog. Play captain’s coming like normal, except when you shout frog related phrases the young people do the following actions: Frogspawn: they all clump together in the centre of the room Tadpole: slither like a swimming tadpole across the floor Froglet: crawl on your forearms and knees across the floor Frog: imitate a frog jumping across the hut.

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Frog Spotting

Frogs lay their eggs (frogspawn) from January onwards in the UK, with the South West (which is normally warmer) seeing it before the rest of the country, however this activity is best from March onwards. Take a hike to your local pond or slow-moving stream and see if you can spot any frogs spawn! If you’re a bit later than March you might even see tadpoles or even froglets. Why not take a camera or some paper and crayons and sit and watch them and have a go at trying to draw what you see!

Origami

Using the video instructions in the guide, have a go at creating a jumping frog out of nothing but paper! A fun activity hailing all the way from japan, we also have supplied some links so you could try creating some other amphibians.

Frog Swamps

Using all manners of sweet treats have a go at creating a swamp that frogs and other creatures might like to live in! You could use green jelly or chocolate cake for the swampy areas and use chocolate fingers to create logs or rocks that frogs could like to use to bask in the sun. They can be as big or as little as you like (the one pictured is contained to a pint plastic cup with jelly and Haribo animals).

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Frog Safari

Frogs come in a wide variety of colours (not just green!). In this activity, use the template and information on our website and turn your section into a frog safari and learn about what frogs look like from around the world. Alternatively, let your section’s imagination run wild and see if they can create a unique froggy creation.

Life Cycle of a Frog

The frog has 4 stages in its life cycle: frogspawn, tadpole, froglet, and finally the adult frog. Your section can make their own life cycle diorama out of play-doh (or clay if you’re feeling adventurous). Your section can then decorate and arrange their creation on a paper plate to learn a bit more about the life cycle of the frog. Perfectly twinned with Captain Kermit and a great activity in the run up to going frog spotting!

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Eating Frogs Legs

Frogs legs are a great source of meat, they’re low fat and rich in protein with a texture very similar to chicken wings. They’re not just eaten in France either, but are a known delicacy in Thailand, Vietnam and across China. Pretty much every country in the world has some form of dish made out of Frog legs! A number of these recipes are available online for older sections to have a go at cooking. For younger sections how about a taste test of some premade dishes, or a cook along of frying. Before eating please be aware that Frog legs are neither Halal nor Kosher.

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Baking

Using the recipes on the website, younger sections can make and decorate simple biscuits shaped like frogs, froglets, or tadpoles. Simply follow the recipe, print the templates onto card and cut around them for different shapes. Use piped icing to decorate them once they’re cooled for a tasty treat! Biscuits a bit too easy? For older sections why not have a go at frog cupcakes or many other creations.

Amphibian Conservation

Conduct some research on conservation of amphibians. As part of this you could invite an expert to your section to learn a bit about how all manners of amphibians are protected in the UK or organise a visit to a zoo! You might find out about the differences between frogs and toads, or any endangered (or invasive!) species in your area and what you can do to help your local amphibian population.

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Amphibian Conservation Home

Conduct some research on conservation of amphibians. You might find out about the differences between frogs and toads, or any endangered (or invasive!) species in your area and what you can do to help your local amphibian population.

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Create a frog loving environment

There are a number of ways that any section can help frogs within their local area whether that’s their scout hut or their garden! Why not conduct some research and discussion in a zoom call and plan out some action in the local community? Or, have a look at your garden and as a family plan some actions to help our froggy friends!

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