Love the sound of the mama frogs singing her babies to sleep in the spring and summer nights? How about the bull frogs talking about what they did that day in late summer and fall evenings? You must love having frogs around to eat a good portion of the mosquito population? Yes? Well, have I got a deal for you…
Build A Frog Cottage
First, find yourself some clay weeping tile. Try a neighbour, a house in the neighborhood you have seen having exterior basement / drainage work done on, etc. Most people end up replacing it with completely new weeping tile, and end up with a plethora of these clay cylinders. Scavenge for them, you will find some, and this project will cost you zero dollars.
Old Clay Weeping Tile – Excellent Find!
Now that you have your weeping tile, you can decorate and paint them if you wish. Painting is not necessary, but who doesn’t like painting? Do it outdoors for endless free fun!
Now that your Frog Cottage is ready – place it wherever you have seen frogs, would like to see frogs, or whatever. On the edge of a garden, or pond is ideal.
Once you’re pleased with the location, add a puddle of water to the inside of the Frog Cottage. Frog’s like to stay cool!
And watch, wait and listen. Check back often to see if you have any guests move into your little cottages. Bring a camera and a note pad!
And here are some more ways to entertain for hours on end this summer with all sorts of bug and garden creature ideas
Butterfly Life Cycle Experiment – Daily entertainment for weeks by Parenting Chaos
Bugs and Slime go Hand in Hand – Engaging for hours! by Craftulate
Creepy Slimy Fun – Sure to fascinate by The Imagination Tree
Explore and Discover Bugs Everywhere – Fun for life really by Kid World Citizen
Search for Bugs in a Bin – Do this over and over again by Sunny Day Family
Mark the Spot With Bug Spotter Sticks – Full season of fun by Sunhats and Wellie Boots
Build A Butterfly Habitat – Long periods of observation entertainment by Little Log Cottage School
Attract Fireflies – ‘Cause who doesn’t like watching fireflies? by Inspiration Laboratories
Bug Math – Games can be played indoors or out too! by The Preschool Toolbox
Sticky Wall Fun – Excellent for imaginary play too! by Modern Preschool
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