The Adventures of Grandfather Frog

Homeschool and Classroom Activity and Lesson Ideas for The Adventures of Grandfather Frog by Thornton W. Burgess / Moral Lessons for Kids / Children Stories with Morals / Character Traits*This post contains affiliate links.  We receive a small commission when you purchase items through our site.  This helps support the website and enables us to continue providing you quality information and product recommendations.  Please read our disclosure policy for more information.

The Book: The Adventures of Grandfather Frog

The Adventures of Grandfather Frog is a classic story written by Thornton W. Burgess in 1915. This story tells the tales of Grandfather Frog and his careless, greedy, stubborn nature.  He has plenty of troubles in his travels to the Great World and finds out that home is really the best place to be.  Enjoy his bantering with Old Mister Toad, Danny Meadow Mouse, Jerry Muskrat and many more woodland creatures.

We have created an annotated version of The Adventures of Grandfather Frog ebook, that is available for purchase.  Along with the original text, we included end-of-chapter question guides to help prompt discussion and gauge reading comprehension.

We highly recommend using the guide side by side with the website.  Below you will find some other resources available to help you teach the moral lessons from this story, as well as online activities and book suggestions.

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Thornton W. Burgess not only filled his stories with scientific knowledge about animals, he also gave his characters attributes and situations that help us teach about moral character.  Each book contains a variety of traits that can be turned into discussions about proper behavior and attitudes.

Visit our character traits page to learn more.


Frog Activities
Frog Printables
Free frog activity books
► What is a pollywog?
Frog life cycle sensory bin
Pond-Themed printables
Printable heron craft
Grow “patience candy”
Hovering hawk craft
Teaching a child the Heimlich Maneuver
Lesson plan activities for teaching the Heimlich Maneuver
Frog Lifecycle Craft
Frogs Life Cycle – Slideshow, Printables and Lapbook
Town Mouse, Country Mouse (book) and finger puppets to accompany book
Lulu and the Brontosaurus (book about being stubborn)
Teaching safety: lesson plans and activity ideas
Frog jump and measure game
Listening skills game
Team building activities
Cooperative games
The Biggest and Brightest Light: The Magic of Helping Others
Tortoise and the Hare activities (lesson on boasting)
Look before you leap meaning
Problem solving scenarios for discussion
A Good Day Board Book (a book about perspective)
3-D Frog Anatomy Interactive Notebook

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Fun frog stuff!