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The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad (Annotated):
A P.L.A.Y. Nature Activity Story Book
by Karen L. Willard
Join Peter Rabbit and friends on adventures discovering all about Old Mr. Toad and his days spent in and out of the water!
See sample story pages + purchase HERE
More Tadpoles + Toads in motion at PINTEREST HERE.
Karen’s P.L.A.Y.ful preview & P.L.A.Y.-filled activity suggestions for The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad (Annotated).
P.L.A.Y.ful preview (short):
Nature Noticing: Shiny Egg Strands, Tadpoles, and Toadlets!
P.L.A.Y.–filled Potential & Possibilities
P.L.A.Y.-filled companion activity adventure suggestions (long):
- Challenge: After reading this story take a walk in nature with your family and retell the story of how Old Mr. Toad changes his clothes. Can you spot some places where he might be hiding to do this? Or where he hides for his long winter’s “nap”? Your curious Capkin would like to know!
- Super Challenge: After reading this story create your own new set of fun adventures for Old Mr. Toad and his friends from the places you have visited outdoors with your family. Adding “silly” to your stories is Super-Duper-Okey-Dokey as long as you base it on what you originally observed! The original author of The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad, Thornton Burgess, combined true nature happenings with a bit of funny as he wrote about his animal characters daily lives.
Share the smiles by emailing your new original silly stories of Old Mr. Toad’s adventures to Karen@passionatelearningallyear.com and perhaps you’ll see them posted on P.L.A.Y. to pass the fun forward (with your permission)!
Capkins LOVE to be read nature stories AND to P.L.A.Y. outdoors.
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These TOAD-ally awesome books are a highly recommended way to extend your P.L.A.Y. adventures.
Plain and simple A Hippy-Hoppy Toad by Peggy Archer & Anne Wilsdorf is a rhyming picture book just made for P.L.A.Y. with laughter built right in!
Naturally Curious Month-By-Month is another must have resource from Mary Holland with even more toads and oodles of other flora & fauna information!
Anna Botsford Comstock’s Handbook of Nature Study is an excellent classic resource with content and questions covering all the flora & fauna in New England including: Tadpoles to Toad (p.170-177), Spring Peepers (p.177-180), and Frogs (p.180-187).
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