The Furry, The Froggy and the Fishy

Happy October to all my moms out there!

The year is getting sunnier and longer with every spring day edging toward the end of the year. Before you start to panic about planning your yearly holiday or shopping for Christmas presents I have to share a story I thought was pretty funny and reminded me of my children.

At my farm in the Karoo things are really coming alive again where they were hibernating before, except for my little animals. I found Blaze and Bella by the dam, noses to the ground with their ears up in amazement staring at something as if they were frozen in a beautiful Karoo themed painting. The only evidence that they were still moving was the harsh sniffs and snorts and the occasional swish of a tail. As I went to investigate I found these two, mother and foal, transfixed, perplexed, terrified even by nothing but an intricately patterned and hugely unimpressed toad. It was brilliantly hilarious. A meeting of two worlds: Amphibian meet mammal. Although the amphibian seemed far less excited about it then my furry mammals.

You should have seen the pandemonium the frog caused as it flip flopped and hopped back into the dam, and back to the safety of other frogs and its fishy friends.

Lets introduce your tots to all things amphibious and fishy with some fun activities:

Make your own froggy

What you will need:
  • Green cardboard
  • Yellow cardboard
  • Red cardboard
  • Eye stickers
  • Pritt stick

Cut out the green cardboard into the body of the frog, the yellow cardboard to create the froggies legs and the red to make a nice big long tongue. Let your Tot put all the pieces together.

Make your own fishies

What you will need:
  • Muffin holders in as many colours as you can find. Cut them in half
  • Coloured cardboard
  • Eye stickers
  • Pritt stick

Use the coloured cardboard to cut the shape of a fish and let your tot go wild decorating their fish

Frog meeting

You will need:
  • Choco’s cereal
  • Few plastic frog figurines
  • A rock

Show your tot that frogs gather in muddy places and build it for them using choco’s while allowing them to bring all the frogs together on the rock.