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Free Teacher's Guide
BOOMer Rules
2007

Paper Bag Frog


Make bulging frog eyes by cutting two strips of green paper that are rounded on one end. Fold the straight end under (at the dotted line), and glue on an eye (made of paper or a googly eye).


Glue or tape the folded base of the eyes onto the paper bag.


Cut a long tongue out of paper. Glue in the frog's mouth.


Glue on two short arms and two long legs, and decorate the frog with green dots.

 

Frog Myths

Myths are made-up stories that tell how things came to be as they are. Work with a partner to write and illustrate a myth that explains how a frog or toad first developed one of its adaptations. (Example: "How the frog got its sticky tongue", “How it only has 4 toes on its front feet and five on the back”, “How it got its big bulgy eyes”, How it got its big mouth”, “How it lost its outside ears”, “Why a toad has no teeth”, “How a toad got its warts”, “Why frogs hop”, Why frogs croak”)
Or, you could write a play, make costumes, and perform your myth. Or how about a puppet show?

 

Making Frog Dough

Materials-6 cups unbleached flour,   2 teaspoons salt,   2 teaspoons yeast,   1/4 cup sugar,   2 cups lukewarm milk,
1/4 - 1/2 cup water

Mix together all of the dry ingredients. Mix in the milk and enough water to make everything form a doughy ball. Turn the ball out onto a flat surface and knead for approximately 10 minutes. Return it into a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise for approximately 90 minutes until the dough has doubled in size. Use raisins for eyes.

Baking Preheated the oven to 350. Right before throwing the frog in the oven I coated it with an egg wash. This was just a raw egg scrambled up and then brushed over the dough. Doing this gives the finished bread a beautiful, shiny coating. Baked it at 350 for 45 minutes.

 

Top ten signs you might be a frog.

  You get mad when you don't find a fly in your soup
  You buy out the supply of wart removal cream in your drugstore constantly
  French chefs are eyeing your legs and appear to be following you
  Bug lamps appear to you as a curse
  On applications, you list 'Pond' as your home address
  Kermit is your idol
  You get mad whenever Miss Piggy makes a pass at Kermit
  Have seen the movie 'The Fly' at least ten times
  You live in fear that someday you will wind up in a child's aquarium
  France is the evil empire to you

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