Aim for children to learn about the life-cycle of frogs

Aim
* For children to learn about the life-cycle of frogs
* To understand that animals have feelings and they can feel God’s love through people, so we must  be kind towards all animals


Materials
* Picture book of frogs and tadpoles
* Picture showing the life-cycle of frogs
* “The Tadpoles” by Esther Tanahashi
* A picture from the story to colour

Lesson Outline
1. Introduction
2. Story & Discussion
3. Activities – colour pictures
4. Review aims of lesson
5. Prayer

 

1) Introduction
Show and discuss pictures of frogs and tadpoles

2) Story & Discussion
* Tell the story “The Tadpoles”
* Questions to discuss

  • Do you like finding little animals and keeping them in containers?
  • Who has done that?
  • What did you keep?
  • What happened to them?
  • Did you feed them?
  • Did you put them back?
  • Did they die?

Do you think animals are afraid or happy when you pick them up?
How can you be kind to animals? We can stroke and pat dogs and cats. Take them for a walk.
What do animals do to show they are happy? Dogs wag their tails, birds sing, cats purr.
Because God made animals they can feel our love when we are kind and feel pain when we are not kind. We must try to feel God’s love for animals by caring for them. Sometimes it is better to let them stay where they, because we take them away from their home and family


3) Activities
* Colour a picture from the story
* Colour a picture of the life-cycle of a frog

 

4) Review the aims of the lesson
* For children to learn about the life cycle of frogs
* To understand that animals have feelings and they can feel God’s love through people, so we must  be kind towards all animals


5) Prayer
Say a prayer to thank God for giving us animals. Help us to be kind to all animals

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