Try the frog leap in preschool

In preschool, the frog leap is just a bit different than the old fashioned leap frog game where you jump over another person’s back…

In this classroom, the teacher laminated some lili-pads on the floor for her little frogs to leap across. We have the two-footed leap…

The split leap..

The full-body leap (sorry for a blurry photo – he was leaping kind of fast:) …

And the partner leap…

Another simple way to create some imaginative play and to promote some large motor control…

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By |2011-05-18T23:47:33+00:00May 18th, 2011|

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Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.

6 Comments

  1. Mary-- The Yellow Door Paperie May 19, 2011 at 11:52 am - Reply

    What a great idea! My son always wants to play leap frog… but it is always at inopportune times. This would be a great way he could play in the playroom, or our kitchen. Without my help, but with me able to watch!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. May 19, 2011 at 11:47 pm - Reply

      This way he can leap away!!!

  2. jenny @ let the children play May 19, 2011 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    Perfect timing Deborah – our kids are right into all things froggy at the moment, and right into hop scotch. This is a perfect way to combine the two 🙂

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. May 19, 2011 at 11:47 pm - Reply

      We have a lot of froggy things going on around here too!

  3. Natty ed Elisa May 20, 2011 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    We are a teach preschool on Italia. You have a wonderfull blog
    Saluti e ciao ciao

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. May 20, 2011 at 9:09 pm - Reply

      Thank you for stopping By Natty!

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