SCHOOL PROJECTS| pop-up book on frog life cycle

Aug 1, 2016 | Likes, Only Berlin

Second son’s Science project for the second quarter was to make a pop-up picture of the life cycle of a frog.  His teacher also encouraged his students to opt for the caterpillar if they find it easier.  My son though might have found the frog cuter.  He opted for this kind of amphibian as his subject.

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Being used to story-telling almost every night, my boy was inspired to make a book instead and not a simple chart. And as we frequent to malls too, we would always visit bookstores.   We would spend some time reading or browsing children books; thus my kids appreciate literature more than anything else.

pop-up book on frog life cycle

SCHOOL PROJECTS/ pop-up book on frog life cycle

SCHOOL PROJECTS/ pop-up book on frog life cycle

For second son’s pop-up life cycle project, he preferred to make his own storybook.  And he named the main character Dodie the frog.

SCHOOL PROJECTS/ pop-up book on frog life cycle

SCHOOL PROJECTS/ pop-up book on frog life cycle

The story started with the mommy frog’s laid eggs.  What my 10-year old boy used to keep the printed eggs from popping up?  He printed it on a board paper in best quality ink to make it “come to life”.   And to make the picture pop up, he cut a small piece of paper about 2 inches in height and 1/2 inch for the width.  He folded it into three forming a Z shape.   He taped the other end of the folded paper to the background and the other end to the cut-out egg print.

SCHOOL PROJECTS/ pop-up book on frog life cycle

SCHOOL PROJECTS/ pop-up book on frog life cycle

 

The second stage of Dodie the frog’s life cycle — the tadpole phase.   To make his story engaging, he described in his story how a tadpole would look like during its development phase.

SCHOOL PROJECTS/ pop-up book on frog life cycle

SCHOOL PROJECTS/ pop-up book on frog life cycle

This is the part that I like the best.  He first printed a photo of a tree as a background.  Then he printed the same photo, this time though cutting off the little leaves behind and leaving the bigger leaves.  He positioned the cut-out leaves at the exact place of the same leaves just like on the background.

SCHOOL PROJECTS/ pop-up book on frog life cycle

SCHOOL PROJECTS/ pop-up book on frog life cycle

“Wow! a 3D photo,”  was my initial reaction.   He made use of the similar images and gave emphasis to the leaves to make them pop up.

Third phase: froglet stage.  This time, the second son used a picture of a river as his background.  He pasted his cut-out tadpole to blend with the river.   Again, in all his cut-out photos, he made use of his pre-cut Z-shaped board paper to make the pictures pop up!

SCHOOL PROJECTS/ pop-up book on frog life cycle

SCHOOL PROJECTS/ pop-up book on frog life cycle

When we visited the bookstore one Sunday, we looked for some fruit or flower scrapbook materials.  We found these tiny plastic flower buttons and imagined them to look good in second son’s  pop-up book.

SCHOOL PROJECTS/ pop-up book on frog life cycle

SCHOOL PROJECTS/ pop-up book on frog life cycle

The last or fourth phase of Dodie the frog —  a full-grown frog.  And because frogs live on both land and water, the second son opted to Google grassy lawns as background.  He told me that he would want to emphasize that his Dodie the frog loves to play on manicured green lawns.

SCHOOL PROJECTS/ pop-up book on frog life cycle

SCHOOL PROJECTS/ pop-up book on frog life cycle

Even the back cover complemented the front cover.

SCHOOL PROJECTS/ pop-up book on frog life cycle

SCHOOL PROJECTS/ pop-up book on frog life cycle

You might be wondering what my ten-year-old boy used for this pop-up book?  Before it was covered with computer print outs and designed with scrapbook materials, this book was a desk calendar.

SCHOOL PROJECTS/ pop-up book on frog life cycle

SCHOOL PROJECTS/ pop-up book on frog life cycle

School project-making is something that truly helps one brings out his creative ability.   Through his projects, a student could express his personality.  His teachers, on one hand, could use these projects to access how students imagine and interpret ideas.     For a mother like me, school project-making is another blessed time to spend with her boy.   Together, we learn from and appreciate each other.

* (December 2013) I compiled and shared some of the school projects made by my boys in order to help other students with their research.  It has always been this momi’s intention to offer help the best way she can.

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41 Comments

  1. mumwrites (@vixquips)

    your sons has the most interesting school project! this should be a delight to make with my boy, too. i hope they’d have more activities and projects like this in school once he attends Grade School next school year 🙂

    Reply
    • msbolin

      Wow! Your son will be in big school Na this school year. Grade school will definitely be fun for him plus surely more projects din.

      Reply
  2. Fashionable Librarian

    LOL….at least this is bringing some kind of excitement to learning about frogs. Looks like lots of fun

    Reply
  3. Liz Mays

    I love that you repurposed something that way. What a creative and fun project to work on!

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    • momi berlin

      Such a creative and fun project really. And i also enjoyed the repurposing part 🙂

      Reply
  4. momknowsbest15

    What a cool book. I love how your son made this book.

    Reply
  5. Michelle Gwynn Jones

    I really like pop-up books – and they go back a lot further in history than I would have thought.

    Reply
  6. Azlin Bloor

    Wow, I’m very impressed – an A+ all around, for effort and creativity! I love the whole 3D effect!

    Reply
  7. irishred13

    Wow he did an awesome job! I am impressed and what a fun school project too

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  8. Rachel @ Coffee, Cake, Kids

    That’s brilliant! You can see that he spent a lot of time and effort on that. Well done to him!

    Reply
  9. Melanie Smith

    This project is amazing! It is such a great book.

    Reply
  10. Carol Cassara (@ccassara)

    What a delightful educational project this is. I love how things are more interactive for kids these days, not so in my day.

    Reply
  11. Karlyn Cruz

    I like buying pop-up books. My son is so excited every time I read him using a pop-up book.

    Reply
  12. coffee and beyond

    Very artistic kid and a writer in progress! Very well thought of project. I assume a 100% grade for the book!

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    • momi berlin

      We werent told if he got a 100% mark but he passed the subject with flying colors. Thank you for finding my son artistic and even commending his writing skills. 🙂

      Reply
  13. pjkuhn

    What a creative and intelligent child. It’s hard to believe someone with years of experience didn’t make it. Proud moment here, Momma. And I love the frog’s name!

    Reply
  14. Ana De Jesus

    The pop up book looks like entertaining and educational fun. It is great that it teaches the frogs life cycle.

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  15. Elizabeth O.

    That’s an awesome book. It’s good to have books like this to keep them interested in reading. It makes it more fun and exciting especially since kids are fond of the visual arts!

    Reply
  16. wildishjess

    Looks like a fun book to read together. I think the leaves page looks so neat!

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    • momi berlin

      Fun to read for this mother, too.

      Reply
  17. Robin Rue

    What a fun way to learn. I know that my boys would love this pop up book!

    Reply
    • momi berlin

      Any kid I know loves pop up books. even i love pop up books. Ihihi

      Reply
  18. Jay Simms

    My kids are really big hands on learners and so this would be perfect for them! Love the idea of something like this having pop ups.

    Reply
    • momi berlin

      Haha. Yes it is fun doing pop up books. Surely your kids would enjoy as well.

      Reply
  19. Sarah Bailey

    Such an awesome project. It turned out amazingly.

    Reply
  20. Dawn McAlexander

    That pop up book is way better than any school project that I ever did. Your son did a fabulous job. I don’t know what his teachers think, but I give him and A plus!

    Reply
    • momi berlin

      Haha. Thanks for the A plus grade. I hope he got a high grade for that one.

      Reply
  21. LaQuinda

    Now, that’s what i call creative! It’s great to see kids doing something constructive with their time and resources. Kudos to you!

    Reply
  22. Roser

    That was a desk calendar? Wow! He did an amazing job!

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    • momi berlin

      Thank you. Yes, a desk calendar. 🙂

      Reply
  23. Rosey

    That was a calendar? Wow! He did an amazing job!

    Reply
  24. sparkofsouthernmoms

    This makes reading about animals fun! What a great book.

    Reply
  25. Claudia Krusch

    This makes reading about animals so much fun! What a great book!!!

    Reply
  26. Kathy Kenny Ngo

    Pop up books are so creative but easy to do. It is fun to do also that’s why I love doing it in my childhood.

    Reply
  27. Hetal dedhia

    Hi,
    Sounds good. . But I am unable to view pics.. hv u pulled out. This cud be really helpful for my kids project on life cycle..hw can I view this..pls fo reply.

    Reply
    • momiberlin

      i checked the post and the photos are viewable. Hope you could view them now. and thank you for dropping by.

      Reply
      • Hetal dedhia

        No ,still unable to view

        Reply

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