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Frog Life Cycle Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Instructor: Jennifer Lowery

Jennifer has taught elementary levels K-3 and has master's degrees in elementary education and curriculum/instruction and educational leadership.

Students enjoy learning about different animals. In this lesson plan, they will identify and act out the stages of a frog's life cycle, and create an art project and informational text summary.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Identify each stage of a frog's life cycle.
  • Illustrate the individual life cycle stages and label with keywords.
  • Write an informational paragraph that summarizes the concept of a frog's life cycle.


  • 45 - 60 minutes (if extensions are used, could be incorporated in a multi-day life cycle unit)

Curriculum Standards

3-LS1-1. Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles, but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.


Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.


Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.



  • Start the lesson by writing the word 'frog' on the board.
    • With a partner, tell each other everything that you already know about frogs.
    • What are some things that you would like to learn about frogs?
  • Distribute copies of Frog Life Cycle Lesson for Kids to students.
  • Ask students to read the first section of the lesson, 'The Double Life of a Frog', with their partner.
    • Where do frogs spend the first part of their lives? The second?
    • What is the name for animals who spend the first part of their lives in water, and the second part on land?

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