Jog on a Frog Hunt


Blend a beginning consonant or consonant blend with -og to make words such as jog, log, and frog.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • bog
  • fog
  • jog
  • log
  • frog


  • Toy Frog or Frog Graphic (see below)
  • Frog footprints (see below)
  • Frog Hunt chant (see target text below)
  • Objects for acting out the chant (e.g., a pillow for a log, cellophane for fog, brown paper for a bog) (optional) 
  • Frog pond graphic and letter strips (see below)
  • Word blending cards (see below)

State and model the objective 
Tell the children they will follow frog prints while they add sounds to the -og ending to make words such as bog, fog, jog, log, and frog

Practice the skill within an activity

Jog on the frog hunt

  • Place the frog footprints around the room with the frog picture at the end of the trail.
  • Read the Frog Hunt chant (see target text below) with the children.
  • Begin the frog hunt by following the trail and saying the Frog Hunt chant together. 
  • Act out the chant as you follow the trail, using objects such as a toy frog (or picture of a frog), a pillow for the log, cellophane or a cereal bag for fog, and brown paper for a bog (optional).
  • When you get to a frog footprint, say the sound of the letter(s) on the footprint and have the children finish the word by saying, "-og!" (e.g., teacher: "I see a l-" children: "-og!")
  • Have everyone blend the sounds and say the word together ("log!"). 
  • After the frog at the end of the trail is found, make a list of all the -og words discovered during the frog hunt on the board: fog, log, bog, jog, dog, hog, cog, frog. 

Apply the skill (choose from the following) 

Identify, blend and manipulate sounds

  • Have children blend beginning and ending sounds into words by tapping their head (beginning sound) and toes (ending sounds) then clap to say the whole word (e.g. /d/ tap head, /og/ tap toes). Point out that all of the words have the -og sound at the end of the word. Ask the children to identify which sound differs in each word.  
    • /b/ /og/ = bog
    • /l/ /og/ = log
    • /j/ /og/ = jog
  • With the frog pond graphic and letter strips (see below) have the children make words by changing the initial consonant, blending the sounds together to read each new word:
    • Cut a slit in the lily pad along the dotted lines then slide the letter strip into the slit until the first letter is showing.
    • Help the children blend initial consonant(s) with the -og ending to read the word (e.g., /l/ + /og/ = log).
    • Repeat the process with each of the letters on the strip by sliding the strip through the slit and covering up the extra letters.

SEEL Target Texts

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Frog Hunt Chant

We're going on a frog hunt.
We want to catch a fat frog.
We see a big log.
Let's jump over it.
We want to catch a frog.
We see thick fog.
Let's go through it.
We want to catch a frog.
We see a big, muddy bog.
Let's go through it.
We want to catch a frog.
Jog through the bog!
Jog through the fog! 
Jump over the log! 
There's a frog!



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