Feed the frog

Feed the frog


If you watch a frog swallowing food, you'll see it closing its eyes really hard. When it does that, its eyeballs press down and help push the food down the frog's throat. Of course, first the frog has to catch its prey! Try your hand at feeding a frog by making this fun game out of an empty, clean milk or juice jug.


Materials: plastic jug, markers, scissors, chenille stems, paper

What you need

  • 1 clean, plastic 1-gallon milk or juice jug with a handle on the side
  • Scissors
  • Red, green, and black permanent markers
  • Colored chenille stems OR plastic bugs
Cutting the jug


Use markers to draw and color a face and eyes on the plastic jug. Have an adult help you cut away the top of the jug. If you want to make your own "bugs" to feed your frog, twist and bend chenille stems to make flies, beetles, and other insects.


Frog jug


Now, play! Place your frog at least 5 feet away from you. Try to toss the "bugs" into the frog. Keep trying—practice makes perfect!