Help your students learn about frog metamorphosis by printing these free life cycle of a frog worksheets. The first worksheet is a life cycle of a frog cut and paste activity. On the second sheet, students can label the names of the life cycle stages. Each sheet is available in both color and black & white.
Life Cycle of a Frog Worksheets
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Frog Life Cycle Stages
Stage 1: Egg
A frog’s life begins as a tiny egg, one among thousands. A bunch of frog eggs is called frogspawn.
Stage 2: Tadpole
When the eggs hatch, the embryo attaches to a weed in the water. Here the frog embryo grows, until it breaks free and enters the water. At this point it has become a tadpole. Tadpoles breathe using gills rather than lungs.
Stage 3: Tadpole with Legs
The tadpole begins to grow hind legs and lungs. The gills start to diminish.
Stage 4: Froglet
The tadpole keeps on developing. It looks like a miniature frog, but it still has a tail.
Stage 5: Young Frog
The tail shrinks and then finally disappears. Now the young frog ventures onto the land in search of food.
Stage 6: Adult Frog
When the frog has reached its full size, it has become an adult frog. It starts to search for a mate, in order to produce a new set of eggs, and restart the frog life cycle.
Did You Know?
- There are over 5,000 species of frog.
- One gram of toxin produced by the golden poison dart frog can kill 100,000 people.
- Frogs shed their skin about once a week. Then they usually eat the old skin. Yum!
- A group of frogs is called an army.