Early spring is the time of year that frogs start their life cycle. From tiny egg to fully formed frog, this amazing transformation is beginning to take place around the world in lakes, ponds, rivers and canals.
Frogs are one of those creatures that always seem to hold a particular fascination for young children. Whether it’s the numerous fairy tales they have been involved in, or a rather famous muppet that has catapulted this amphibian to stardom, the humble frog does seem to hold a special place in our hearts.
However, you don’t need go out and find a source of water to view the life cycle of a frog. You can witness this extraordinary feat of nature up close and personal in the comfort of your own home or classroom.
Our live tadpole kits are ideal for teaching children of all ages (and even adults!) about the life cycle of frogs.
Starting as a young tadpole, this time of year is perfect as it mimics what would be happening in the wild at exactly the same time, although our tadpole kits can be used all year round, which makes them a fun winter project.
The timescale of the transformation makes it an excellent science and nature project for either homeschooling or the classroom. It will take between 12 to 16 weeks for your tadpoles to mature into adult frogs which creates lots of opportunities along the way to learn all about frogs—their diet, their habitat, how they breed, as well as how different they look week to week. Use the internet or reference books to further enhance the study.
Children will love drawing or photographing the different stages of the tadpole’s life and grow really fond of their new friend as it grows and matures.
The live tadpole kits comes with everything you need to study the life cycle of the tadpole, all you need to provide is the water! Clear, step by step instructions are included and once your frog has reached adulthood, if looked after correctly, he or she could happily live for up to five years.