Public Children’s Librarians, School Librarians, Pre-K-2 Classrooms, Nature Centers, Birthday Parties
Children Grades PreK-2, Senior Citizens
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.