Fun Frog Fables & Parables

December 8th, 2021 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Frogland: Frogs, Fables, & Parables!


All grades, with parental supervision

The “Frogland” website was developed by a frog-lover to show that the Internet can indeed provide a wealth of useful information and still be fun. Dedicated to educators, the site inspires interest in herpetology, biology, environmental issues, and language arts!

For this Language Arts review, we’ve focused on a section of the Frogland website that doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles but it does have over a dozen short stories that feature frogs, all with a thought-provoking moral or lesson.

There is also a caveat: “Frog Lovers be-warned! These stories often have VERY UNFORTUNATE endings for the frog!!”

Here are some examples of what you will find:

  • The Scorpion and the Frog – A scorpion asks to cross a river on the back of a frog. (This is one that ends disastrously for the frog.)
  • The Mouse, the Frog, and the Hawk – A frog fastens himself to a mouse by the leg, with terrible results for them both.
  • Frog in a Milk Pail – A frog lands in a milk pail and does not give up until he finds a way out. (This one has a happy ending.)

Many of these stories have been used to pass down collected wisdom from one generation to another. See how many are familiar, and how many new ones you can discover. The thought-provoking fables can be used to increase your student’s cultural literacy. They are great conversation and story starters as well.

When you’ve read them all, explore the rest of the Frogland site that has lots of frog-themed information, resources, and games.


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