All About Frogs 15 Fun Facts

Learning about the life cycle of a frog can be a lot of fun.  Frogs are amazing amphibians. Did you know a frog can lay up to 4,000 eggs in frogspawn?  That's it a lot of potential tadpoles waiting to hatch.
All About Frogs for kids

15 Fun Facts

  1. All toads are frogs, but not all frogs are toads.
  2. The world's biggest frog is the Goliath Frog from Cameroon, West Africa.  It can grow to be a foot long.  

  3. A Frog sheds all of its skin about once a week.  Once it has pulled off all of its skin, it usually eats it.
  4. A group of frogs is called an army
  5. Frogs don't drink water like other animals. Frogs absorb water.  They absorb water through their skin in an area known as the "drinking patch" located on their belly and the underside of their thighs.
  6. The Golden Dart frog is the most poisonous frog on earth.
  7. Frogs can jump over 20 times their own body length.
  8. A Frog's call is unique to its species.  Some frogs' calls can be heard up to a mile away.
  9. If you want to know if the frog is a male or female, look at its ears, located behind its eyes.  if the ears are larger than the eyes, it is usually a male frog.  If the ears are smaller than the eyes, it is a female frog.
  10. There are about 6,600 frog species and around 100 new ones are discovered each year.
  11. Frogs are found on every continent except Antarctica.
  12. Just like trees, a frog's bones grow a new ring each year.  When a frog is hibernating, scientists can count the rings to determine how old a frog is.
  13. in colder regions, many species of frogs hibernate for the winter.
  14. When a frog swallows its food, it pulls its eyes down to the roof of its mouth to help swallow the food.
  15. Some frogs have skin color to help them blend into their environment, while others are brightly colored to warn their predators that they are poisonous.
A fun activity to help teach about the frog life cycle is this Frog Life Cycle Headband
frog lifecycle headband

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These are some of my favorite books to read for information about frogs or books that have frogs as the main characters. 

10 Best Books About Frogs


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