Too Many Frogs: Cross Generational Event Kit to Save the Frogs

Posted in * Grades 00-02, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Story Hour Kit, Theme: Cross Generational, Theme: Nature & Environment

Based on the Book:
Too Many Frogs!
By Ann and John Hassett
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Hardcover ISBN: 9780547362991
Ages 4 and up

Best Users:
Public Children’s Librarians, School Librarians, Pre-K-2 Classrooms, Nature Centers, Birthday Parties

Best Audience:
Children Grades PreK-2, Senior Citizens

Event Description:
TOO MANY FROGS!
A  Read-Aloud Event for Seniors and Children

Seniors, Nanas, and Papas are invited to come to an event with children or grandchildren of their own or to meet children in the community.  Children (ages 3-7) and families are invited to this event with or without their grandparents.  Together we will be reading Too Many Frogs! by John and Ann Hassett, the tale of a clever senior citizen and the kids in her neighborhood who save a group of “thump-thump-bonking” frogs.  Together, we will play a game to rescue some pretend frogs and learn how to protect frogs in real life.

About the Event Kit:
This event kit has the following components:
• A cross generational event invitation and a poster for senior citizens and families with young children (ages 3-7) that mirrors the partnership of the senior citizen character, Nana Quimby, with the book’s neighborhood children.
• A frog finding / rescuing game that mirrors Nana Quimby and the children’s successful rescue of the frogs in Nana’s cellar.
•  A take away sheet that tells adults and children how to help frogs by simple conservation acts at home.
• A tea party social that mirrors the book’s final scene of eating cake with froggy friends.
• A coloring sheet.

Resources:
Download the Event Kit (PDF)
Visit the Author/Illustrator Website
• Find a copy of the book:
Amazon | B&N | IndieBound | Local Library

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