Find the Frog

Find the Frog

by Judie Haynes

Teach students about how frogs use camouflage to hide from their enemies. At the same time, encourage your English language learners to interact in cooperative pairs. This activity can be used with students in grades 1-6.

Lesson Topic

How Animals Hide

Grade/Proficiency Level

Grades 1-2 advanced beginner to intermediate ESL; Grades 2-6 advanced beginning ESL

Content Concepts/Skills

How animals hide; observation; cooperation; spatial relationships


PDF our files Frog pattern; frog log page


On, in, under, next to, behind, between, over, camouflage.

Instructional Sequence

Activity Downloads

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PDF fileFind the Frog Log (2k .PDF)

PDF fileFrog Pattern (53k .PDF)

PDF fileButterfly outline (16k .PDF)

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