jog on a frog hunt

Jog on a Frog Hunt

Jog on a Frog Hunt
Target text


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

See Standards

Lesson Plan

Target Words:

  • bog
  • fog
  • jog
  • log
  • frog


  • Frog and pond graphics 
  • Frog footprints 
  • Frog Hunt chant 
  • Letter strips 
  • Objects for acting out the chant (optional)

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

Literacy Activities
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 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 different as you follow the trail. 
  • 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. 

More Practice
Identify, blend and manipulate sounds

  • With the frog pond graphic and letter strips 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.
Read More

SEEL Target Texts

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!
Read More



SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.