The youth will learn some interesting facts about tree frogs and monkeys. They will be able to identify differences between frogs that live in the rainforest and frogs that live near home. They will also be able to identify the differences between monkeys.
Tree frogs live in rain forests around the world where they rely on the forest's humidity and large amounts of rainfall to keep them hydrated. Tree frogs rely on expanded circular disks under their toes that help them climb trees and vegetation. They catch beetles, flies, spiders, ants, moths, flies, grasshoppers and other insects with their long, sticky tongues.
There are so many species of monkeys in the Amazon rain forest that scientist have not yet discovered all of them.
One thing most monkeys in the rainforest have in common is a prehensile tail. “New World” monkeys use their long prehensile tails as a fifth arm or leg to wrap around tree branches. The “Old World” monkeys of the African and Asian rain forests lack this handy adaptation.
The diet of Amazon rainforest monkeys consists of fruit, nuts, leaves, insects, bird’s eggs—and sometimes the birds themselves.
Depending on the age group, pre-cutting the plates and strips of pink paper for the tongue might be helpful.
You can make the frogs into masks by punching a hole on each side and adding elastic
Frogger is a fun game to play. All the students sit in a circle and you pick one student to be the "detective" to sit in the middle of the circle. The detective closes their eyes and the teacher secretly picks someone in the circle to be the "frogger". The rest of the students are flies. Have the detective leave their eyes closed, and have the frog raise their hand so that all the other students know who the frogger is. Once the frogger’s hand is down, invite the detective to open his/her eyes by saying, "Detective Joseph, please open your eyes and tell me who the frogger is." The frogger would secretly make eye contact with a student sitting in the circle and stick their tongue out at that student, in which that student would lay down - as to show a "dead fly". The frogger continues to try to get as many flies as possible before the detective figures out who is killing all the flies. The detective has to try to catch the frog sticking out their tongue at the other flies. Give the detective 3 chances to guess. When the frogger is revealed he/she would then be the detective and so on. If all of the flies were down before the detective determined the frog then the detective "loses" but the game can still continue playing with a different detective.
Having one pre-made will help the children better understand what to do.