Leap Day Frog Directed Drawing

I have great news! If you have the Directed Drawing Fun Bundle, I added another 12 projects (3 drawings) to it today for you! A Leaping Frog will be ideal to draw to help celebrate Leap Day or when you're encouraging students to write abount animals.

leap frog art project

Leap Day is an extra day (February 29) added every four years to keep our calendar in sync with the Earth's orbit around the sun. When I think of Leap Day I think of frogs and their remarkable leaping ability. Did you know that some frogs can jump up to 20 times their body length? That's like a human jumping over a two-story building!

Research some more facts about Leap Day, the sun's orbit or frogs and encourage your students to write after they've drawn their frog. Use a writing page from the printable pack or from this set of writing scaffolds

If you'd like to give your students more structured direction - set them a writing task:
  1. The Life Cycle of a Frog
  2. Fun Facts About Frogs
  3. How Frogs Help the Environment
leap day art project

leaping frog art project

how to draw a frog

The frog drawings can also be used as the beginnings of art projects too. Provide big art paper, crayons, pencils or paint and guide your students through the basic shape sto start their project. They can add more detail, change aspects or create a unique background as they become more confident. 

More tips for drawing activities with kindergarten:

  • demonstrate some simple and age-appropriate background elements - spirals, waves, clouds etc
  • let your students select their own choice of drawing materials, including crayons, markers, pencils, and colored pencils
  • provide a dedicated drawing time on your timetable and keep consistent expectations to help make students grow in confidence over the weeks 
  • encourage children to explore different drawing techniques, such as scribbling, coloring, and shading to add to their art project
  • use additional open-ended prompts to stimulate creativity, such as "What else could be in the pond with frog?"
  • display children's artwork on a classroom bulletin board or display area, to boost their confidence
  • offer positive reinforcement and praise children's efforts
  • encourage children to tell stories about their drawings and model how to begin writing some of their ideas down - display these with the drawings and art projects
  • make drawing a regular part of your classroom routine and week

I hope you love this new pack, added to the bundle today!