TOAD #14: Life Cycle

Toad Life Cycle

Beautiful Drawings in Black & White

Toad Life Cycle by S.H. Gage – Cornell Nature Study Leaflet 1904

Toad Life Cycle Circular by S.H. Gage – Cornell Nature Study Leaflet 1904

P.L.A.Y. Adventure Time 

These simplistic and beautiful drawings of “Old Mr. Toad” are from over 100 years ago and are still just as accurate today.

Time to take a moment and pull out your own nature journal and sketch your observations of toads and tadpoles.

Use a local habitat or the photos and videos provided on P.L.A.Y. and P.L.A.Y. on Pinterest as great ways to engage with this topic year round.

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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.

Spring Color Sampler with Summer in View

Prepare for Summer P.L.A.Y.!

Nature Alliteration Adventures Summer Activity Book HERE

Spring Color Sampler with Capkins Matching Like Magic!

Summer is in view and you can join in with your Capkin on more adventures too!

Skyscape Simplicity & Cloud Curiosity

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Look skyward.

Ever been Cloud Curious?

Take a moment to watch the clouds roll by . . .

Now take a look at this book.

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(click cover to purchase and see sample pages)

This Cloud Collector’s Handbook by Gavin Pretor-Pinney provides, in just 5 minutes a day, the opportunity to put your head in the clouds and simply P.L.A.Y.

Take just a few fun minutes to enjoy this whimsical guide to the wonders of the sky and connect to the calm and beauty of nature that is always there for you.

Wishing you much peace & prosperity throughout your P.L.A.Y. days.

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peace: inner calm

prosperity: good fortune & well-being

BOOK LOOK – Nature Alliteration Adventures: The Fall Season Guide by Karen L. Willard

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Nature Alliteration Adventures: The Fall Guide 

by Karen L. Willard

To purchase go to my Amazon Author Page HERE

To see sample pages of this P.L.A.Y. Fall Guide click HERE and HERE

For more samples scroll to the bottom of this post!

Karen’s short + long of it with P.L.A.Y.ful preview & P.L.A.Y.-filled activity adventure suggestions.

P.L.A.Y.ful preview (short):

Amazing Alliteration Adventures with Outdoor Opportunities for All!

Nature Noticing & Needs Your P.L.A.Y.-ful Participation!

Fall Foliage & Forest & Fields & Other Great Finds

P.L.A.Y.-filled Potential & Possibilities


P.L.A.Y.-filled companion activity adventure suggestions (long):

  • Challenge: In treasure seeking style walk outdoors with one set of the alliteration adventure clue words from a page in this book. See what you notice in nature and record your findings in your own copy of this P.L.A.Y. guide book. Did you find something to match your adventure clues? multiple things?
  • Super Challenge: Continue to walk about, wonder and wander, and see if you can add more alliteration words to this clue to match what you have found. Example: If you were looking for “puffy + plain + pedestal” perhaps you can now add “purple or pleated”!
  • Super-Duper Challenge: As a family or with friends walk about in nature and create your own new set of alliteration adventures to challenge one another or send them on to challenge a friend or email them to !
  • Spectacular Super Duper Challenge: Re-tell your Capkin the story of how you found today’s adventure clues and capture it in your P.L.A.Y. guide book to revisit and read again, and again. Enjoyable!

Capkins LOVE to be read to AND love to P.L.A.Y. outdoors.

Purchase a nature guide, join in the fun, and support P.L.A.Y. today! ❤ ❤ ❤

Sample Pages:

Nature Alliteration Adventure #4 – Fall Guide – Capkins collecting clues BEFORE they go outdoors to P.L.A.Y. !

Nature Alliteration Adventure #4 – Fall Guide – The curious Capkins captured this on the page AFTER their outdoor P.L.A.Y.!

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