Yesterday we took the kids to a local lake to look for tadpoles….
…and we were lucky to find quite a few….!
We took a few home (but just a few), and using directions from the library’s ‘Pettsson & Findus’ book…
…set up our own tadpole habitat.
Sand at the bottom, a few rocks for when they sprout legs, and a few leaves from the lake. Be sure to use water from the lake and keep it cool – and don’t put the habitat under direct sunlight. Food? Fish food works fine.
We took the time to then read and learn a little about frogs, from both a factual book…
…with great pictures, and clear succinct explanations.
And a fictional book – a story about a girl who collected tadpoles, and what she did and how they grew…
We also read a factual book about toads (with real photos, which Alfie preferred) from the library, to learn about the difference between frog and toad….