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Poems for Early Childhood

Froggie, Froggie,
What Do You See?


This activity adapts one of your students' favorite books (Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?) for a springtime unit on pond life. Write this short rhyme on the board or a sheet of chart paper:

Froggie, froggie, what do you see?
I see a __________ looking at me.

Give each child a sheet of drawing paper. On the paper have students copy the second sentence and draw a picture of something a frog might see in a pond. Let children share their drawings with the rest of the class. Then bind pictures together into a class booklet titled "Froggie, Froggie, What Do You See?" Read aloud the booklet.

Sue LaBella, Education World's early childhood editor, is a former teacher who loves writing poems for young children. She especially enjoys writing rhymes that make children smile. Susan lives in Connecticut with her family and her bulldog named Daisy. She has written fun rhymes to fit many themes. Visit her archive of rhymes for early childhood classrooms.

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