A frog in a sleeping bag?! Or just a froggy party sleepover?

Frog in a Sleeping Bag (water-holding burrowing frog) article for kids giving glory to God as designer; free printable

Doing a frog theme for your child? Want to give credit to God as designer? Looking for letter writing ideas for your sponsored child that are fun, printable and adorable? Oh, and did I say FREE? My free articles for kids are all about putting God at the centre of each package. And that’s just the start… with some fun froggy colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas… send your child a PARTY! 

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FROG IN A SLEEPING BAG ~ ARTICLE FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE 

You will have to add one photo for this one – and that’s of the actual water-holding (burrowing) frog. Scroll down to see photo suggestions and what I did for my kids. You can add the extra photo before you print; draw it (or get your kids to draw it and make it a fun learning opportunity for them too); or simply cut and glue it on. Or if you prefer, give the article your own personal touch and add all of your own photos; this easy tutorial will show you how. Laminate for best results; and you may like to send an extra copy for their teacher or a friend. The way this little guy sleeps in his little sleeping bag – often for years – is simply amazing… exquisitely engineered by The Master Designer… share this little engineering marvel with your child… enjoy!

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WITH PHOTOS

Frog in a Sleeping Bag (water-holding burrowing frog) article for kids giving glory to God as designer; free printable

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BLANK – ADD YOUR OWN PHOTOS

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PHOTO SUGGESTIONS

Hibernating Frog / Frog in a Sleeping Bag  (top photo)

Frog Art Gallery (bottom photos)

Go for fun and colourful different frog varieties. I chose 4 different coloured frogs for my frog art gallery – green; blue; red and black; and a cute little tyke on a flower. I also draped a fifth frog (green with blue and orange markings) over the right hand top edge of the ‘Frog Art Gallery’ header box. Or perhaps you may like to add some cute Froggy clip art (click on ‘free cliparts’).

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OTHER LANGUAGES

This article is also available in French and Spanish. I also send my articles to my other non-English speaking children, but include all relevant text within my letter to ensure it is translated. Now send your child a FROGGY PARTY with these matching free printable items! Designed exclusively for you… and them… and links to free frog colouring pages, puzzles, crafts are below that (as well as the article text)… enjoy!  :)

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FROG ~ BIBLE VERSE WALLET CARDS FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE (A4)

Print on A4 photo paper; cut and laminate for best results. Or for your sponsored child, send the whole sheet.

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I always send extras of things like this and ask my children to share them around with family and friends. Or with children who may not have heard from their sponsor in a while. And don’t laugh at my frog okay?! He’s a little zany, but still pretty cute. Perfect for our frog party theme!

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FROG ~ BIBLE VERSE NOTE CARDS FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE (A4)

Frog Notecards A4

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FROG ~ BIBLE VERSE NOTEPAPER FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE (A4)

Add your child’s name in the top left corner if you wish. I tie my notepaper with raffia. Is that okay? I keep forgetting to ask, but it is sort of paper (…isn’t it?!) so I’m hoping it will sneak through.

Frog Notepaper A4

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FROG ~ BIBLE VERSE FRAME FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE (4×6)

Print on 4×6 photo paper and laminate for best results

Frog verse frame 4x6

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He’s pretty cute, don’t you think… really?!   :)

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FROG ~ PHOTO FRAME FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE (A4)

For your child’s (or your family) photo. Or use it as a scrapbook page. Yep, time to get the camera out again! Kids LOVE snaps of us, as much as we love snaps of them. For best results, print on on A4 photo paper and laminate before sending. Make it a gift your child will treasure.

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FROG CRAFT / WRAPPING PAPER FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE (A4)

With a pale green background and bright pink and lime polka dots, it’s perfect to make your own zany froggy envelopes, crafts or party favour bags

Frog craft paper A4
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FROG MINI ENVELOPES + NOTES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE (A4)

Frog mini envelopes + notes A4
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FROG FRAME FOR COLORING PAGES ~ FREE PRINTABLE (A4)

Frog Frame A4
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Want to do your own? Click here for a tutorial on how to jazz up your colouring pages by adding a border, a Bible verse, a title or even some clip art.

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FROG STATIONERY FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE (A4)

With all this partying going on, don’t forget the letter!

Frog Stationery A4

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FROG BIBLE BOOKMARK CORNERS FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE (A4)

Cut and fold to fit snuggly over the corner of your page to keep your place. Pretty neat huh? Send extras for your child to share with family and friends.

Frog Bookmark Corners A4

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Here’s a closer look:

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The green triangles both fold down, so when you slip it over your corner, only the white area with the frog is showing. Like a square with a chunk taken out of it.  Maybe the frog got hungry! After hibernation and all… jus’ saying…  :)

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Here are some more froggy party items that you may like; remember, you could always split it over more than one posting!

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FROG INFORMATION / POSTERS FOR KIDS

Free printable ~  Frog Bible verse card from Job 12:10 – In His hand is the life of every creature; very cute

Free Printable Poster – Glue / Bumpy Toe Pads  creative ways God has given his creatures to hang on – bumpy toe pads, hooks, glue, ridges, clingy hairs, suckers and clamps

Free Printable Poster – Ultimate survivors  Some of God’s creatures push the pause button on life – hibernation; no oxygen, no food, no water

Has it ever rained frogs?

Frogs in the Bible

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FROG ~ COLOURING FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Tree Frog – colouring  (Answers in Genesis) Biblical perspective; free printable

Frogs and Fish – colouring (scroll down)

Frog family colouring page  and there is plenty of room to add a Bible verse; I had to include this one; love the guy at the back with the big cheesy grin!

Raining frogs and fish – colouring (pdf) a little boy holding his umbrella and looking up at the sky; free printable

Frog colouring page

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FROG ~ PUZZLES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Puzzle – Frog to Dragonfly – maze  (max7) based on Bible verse Psalm 119:105; (I am SO enjoying these puzzles for my kids); free printable;

Find the path from the frog the dragonfly; A Scripture Picture Puzzle for kids; Psalm 119:105; free printable

Puzzle – Frogs sheltering under Mushrooms – maze  (max7) based on Bible verse Psalm 32:7; God is my Hiding Place; another great free printable from the same site.

God is my hiding place; Frogs sheltering under mushrooms; A Scripture Picture Puzzle for kids; Psalm 32:7; free printable

Egg Hunt  (pdf) spot the 5 different animals who have laid their eggs – frog, turtle, butterfly, birds, deer, bunny, squirrel and water lilies in full colour forest pond scene; very beautiful (cute too); free printable

Help the frog jump over the lotus leaves – coloured maze  free printable

Frog shaped maze

Frog colouring and puzzles  (colormountain.com) frog colouring, puzzles, easy maze, dot to dot, tracing, drawing grid – make sure you check out the placemat; free printable

Amazing amphibians – spotter sheet  spot the different life cycle stages – frogs, toads, tadpoles, eggs; free printable

Design your own frog puzzle specifically tailored for your child with this easy tutorial; send the above article and base your puzzles on the article for your kids!

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FROG ~ LEARN TO DRAW FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Frog – learn to draw  very cute green rainforest tree frog

Learn to draw cartoon frog

Frog learn to draw  (Activity Village)

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FROG ~ CRAFTS FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Frog Origami (scroll down) green or blue; cute, colourful, free printable and the pattern is pre-printed – bonus!

Frog crafts and printables (Activity Village) bookmarks, door hangers, finger puppets, masks; free printable

Frog with tiara and red rose cute finger puppet, cupcake topper or standing template; free printable

Fun frog card to make with a mouth that opens (pop up)

Frogs bouncing above a lily pad to make

Printable frog with bouncy legs to make     

Jumping paper frog origami

Five green frogs – stick puppets craft

Make a frog out of sand / dirt  (Dover sample) interesting idea and now, that’s something all our kids have access to

Frog crafts by Danielle’s Place

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FROG ~ PAPER GIFTS FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Rainforest frog Bible poster  gorgeous green and blue frog with orange feet and red eyes with Bible verse from Job 12:9 – Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this?

Frog – gift box free printable

Frog Party Favour Bags to make  free printable (Hint: use my matching party paper to make your own zany frog)

Frog and pond – cute free printables   Crayon box wrap, envelope for coloring pages, 4 coloring pages, little bugs page and “Fun Stuff” bag topper tags for, well…fun stuff.

Beautiful Frog Photos / Posters   one has a Bible verse (scroll down); others have humour and some are blank

Frog gift boxes and party printables (scroll down to see complete range) frog with bowtie on pale blue, white, yellow and green polka dot background; free printable

www.cutecolors.com  cute frog free printable clipart, frog lists, frog scrapbooking journals, photo frame (which could also be used as stationery ~ landscape) and tags, like this one below

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FROG ~ STATIONERY FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Frog on lily pad – lined stationery (scroll down for free version)

Frog stationery (scroll down) cute little hedgehog with straw hat holding his gumboots and talking to a frog lying on a waterlily, with faded out waterlilies border; lined or unlined; free printable

Frog ~ stationery  plain squiggly green border and frog / pond / waterlily clipart along the bottom; free version is fine

Frog lifecycle – stationery/page borders   from Sparklebox; free printable

Fabulous frog card idea  with a little boy in beige overalls with green frog hanging out of pocket – adorable

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FROG ~ FREE ARTICLE FOR KIDS ~ ARTICLE TEXT

A Frog in a Sleeping Bag – by Special Design

Did you know that there is a frog which lives in Australia, out in the desert?! It’s called a ‘water-holding frog’. A desert is the last place you would expect a frog to live, as it often does not rain there for many years at a time. And you might already know that frogs just love water!

But God gave this desert frog a very special design. When the ground begins to dry up, the water-holding frog burrows backwards into the mud, until it disappears. About 30cm (12 inches) underground, it makes a tiny cave. Then its body swells up with water and seals itself, until it almost looks as though it is wrapped in plastic!

The frog then hibernates – sleeps deeply. Its breathing and heart beat become very slow. And the frog can stay like that for several years! Could you sleep for several years? When the desert in Australia floods again, this special frog in his ‘sleeping bag’ wakes up! It comes out of its sleeping bag and springs back to life. First up, it’s food! A feast of insects. I guess we would be hungry too, if we hadn’t eaten for a few years! Then it quickly lays eggs (called spawn). Tadpoles emerge within a few days and soon become tiny frogs. As the puddles begin to dry up, these young frogs burrow into their own ‘sleeping bags’ and sleep safely until it rains again.

Now many people have been persuaded to think this incredible design just happened all by itself! However ALL these special features had to be there AND working correctly from the very first frog… or there would be no more frogs! All there would be left is a desert and lots of dead frogs after experimenting with their sleeping bag designs! These frogs were specially designed by God to live in the desert. God gave them the ability to burrow under the ground, seal themselves in their water tight sleeping bags and sleep safely in the harsh desert for up to several years, until the rains came again. God also created every kind of creature to reproduce after its own KIND (or family). When a frog has a baby, it is not a cow, or a sheep, or a monkey. It is definitely a baby frog. Here are some photos of the many different varieties of frogs below.

God created so many wonderful things for us to care for and enjoy. Things that are beautiful…. intricate… mysterious… perfect. To teach us about Him. To show us how wonderful, magnificent, wise and powerful He is. So that we will worship Him! Jesus! God the Creator!

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Information from:  creation.com

~ a fabulous site with lots of scientific information from a Biblical perspective. Got questions about God?  This is the place you will find real answers.  Like me, it is all about reinforcing the authority of Scripture and giving glory to God as designer. Remember, God says what He means and means what He says. We CAN and MUST take His Word seriously. If He meant something else, He would have said something else.

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…whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31

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RELATED LINKS

More free articles for kids giving glory to God as designer

Panda article for kids giving glory to God as designer; free printable

 

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