Green Wilma

Emily has had to stay home from school the past two days.  She was sad to miss because she knew they were talking about frogs and turtles so I decided to do the same craft that she missed (I teach another 3′s class).

We started by hunting frogs (or toads) in our backyard.  We found two small ones that she and her sister created habitats for. They named them Weenie and Butterfoot.  Then we read the book Green Wilma by Tedd Arnold.  It is such a fun, silly book that is great for rhyming.  I told Emily we should make our own Green Wilma although after I said that I realized I was out of green paint.  So it became a color mixing project too.

  • Emily mixed the colors blue and yellow.  She was so excited to watch them turn to green.


  • Then she painted the back of a paper plate green.


  •  She glued big white eyes and then drew the pupils, nose and mouth with black marker.


  •  Finally, she curled a red piece of paper around a pen to make the tongue.


Check out more fun projects at A Mommy’s Adventures and The Ramblings of a Crazy Woman.


8 Responses to “Green Wilma”

  1. Brittani

    Oh my word… Only a mom as awesome as you would be able to do an even more fun school day at home than they would’ve had at their actual school! You are amazing :)

    May 13th, 2010 at 12:47 am
  2. Michelle

    What an awesome book and art project! Emily loves frogs so I will have to check out this book. Thank you for linking up to stART :0)

    May 13th, 2010 at 3:16 pm
  3. Natalie

    Very cute project – it’s great that you can also observe real frogs directly in your backyard. Emily looks so pleased.

    May 13th, 2010 at 9:54 pm
  4. Jenny

    Cute frog art. I love that they named the frogs Weenie and Butterfoot.

    May 13th, 2010 at 11:55 pm
  5. Nicole (Mama to 3 Blessings)
  6. JDaniel4's Mom

    I love how you paralleled what they were doing at school. What a fun project!

    May 14th, 2010 at 7:17 am
  7. This Sweet Life of Ours

    OOH, how cute! This is my first time at your blog, I came from Ramblings of a crazy woman link up.

    May 14th, 2010 at 3:58 pm
  8. Tricia

    I love the ideas on your blog! My 3 yr old is so not into this ‘crafty/artsy’ stuff now, though, and I’m so bummed because I so want to try them out! I can’t wait until he wants to get his fingers wet!

    I have something for you on my blog…


    May 16th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

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