From Tadpoles to Frogs

by This is Carrie on May 27, 2011

If you ever get a chance to bring home a bucketful of tadpoles, do it.  Watching our collection of tiny tadpoles (all named “Fred”) transform into tiny frogs  these past few weeks has brought an unexpected amount of joy and wonder to the entire family.

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Brittany Wiggins May 27, 2011 at 11:41 am

I can’t wait until my daughter is old enough to do this? When I worked at the school we had some that were ‘clear’s. You could see their insides. The are specialty frogs for schools so you can see inside them so you don’t have to dissect them. Super weird and cool.

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May 27, 2011 at 1:58 pm

When I was young, my sister and I would collect a small jar of tadpoles from a neighbor boy’s backyard (which had a stream in it) and take them home (a block away) to raise in an old baby bassinet we had half-planted and filled with rocks and water in our side yard. When the frogs got big enough, they usually made their own way back to the stream, or we would put them in little boxes or whatever and take them back. It is one of my most fond childhood memories. :) What a wonderful thing to do with kiddos! I’ll have to remember to do that with my boys next spring! :)

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Earth Monkey Mom May 27, 2011 at 2:24 pm

I loooooove this idea! I have one obsessed with anything alive (hence the frog carcass on my kitchen counter, the one that got out and we couldn’t find) I am going to do this for sure! Any special instructions???

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We got them from our friend who is the director of one of the local nature centers. She’s always got cool little creatures at her house. All she told us was “put them in a bucket and let them eat the green algae. When they turn into frogs, find a nice place and let them go!” They’ve been totally fun and super easy. Almost time to let them go. We’ve almost got 4 frogs now.

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Simple Life Journey May 31, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Perfect picture. Love your photos on your blog.

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