Origami Jumping Frog Craft - plus a fun number game for kids

This origami jumping frog craft makes such a fun counting game for toddlers and preschoolers! They will have so much fun 'helping' you to make some origami frogs and then playing some super fun number games for kids when you're done. Just follow the easy step by step directions below to make your very own set of origami jumping frogs!

Origami jumping frog craft plus a fun number game for kids.  Make some origami frogs and use them to play some fun counting games for toddlers and preschoolers.


Are you looking for more counting games and activities for toddlers and preschoolers to help them learn numbers? If you are you'll love this magnetic fishing number game or this learn to count ladybug craft!

Below you will find easy step by step directions to not only make your own origami jumping frog, but on how to play some fun number games for kids! Little ones will love these counting games for toddlers and preschoolers upwards.

Making and playing with origami frogs would be a fun activity for a party or playdate! Older kids can make this origami jumping frog craft independently following our step by step instructions and little ones will love 'helping' and then playing with them. 


Origami Jumping Frog Craft - plus a fun number game for kids


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Supplies needed for your origami jumping frog:


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One quick note: it is very important to use the origami paper for this origami jumping frogs craft. The paper is precut into the exact right size and is very thin which makes it perfect for jumping. While you can use other paper, it is not recommended and you can get the papers really cheaply. If you do choose other kinds of paper, make sure to cut them into 6-inch squares.

Directions to make your origami frog:


STEP 1: Gather your supplies


First things first - make sure to get your origami papers and cupcake liners out before you start to make your origami jumping frog! It makes it sooooo much easier when you're not running off looking for stuff. To make your origami jumping frog look closely at the step by step images below and follow our simple instructions. 


STEP 1: Fold your origami jumping frog


Once you have your supplies for the origami frog, pull out a piece of origami paper and fold it in half. 

Then, pull the top right hand corner over to form a triangle on the top half of the paper and crease it. 

Once you've done that, unfold it and repeat on each of the other corners.


origami frog craft

Now, unfold your paper and you should have two "X" shapes and a diamond shape in the center from your paper folding (see the bottom left image below). 

On the top half of your paper, carefully pull inwards from your "X" shape to form a triangle and crease it into place. At this point, it should visually resemble a house. 

Repeat this step for the bottom half of your paper. It should now be folded up into a diamond shape.


origami jumping frog craft

Now, starting from the top, fold the left corner of the triangle up and crease. Repeat this step on the right side.

Next, fold the top left of your paper back down from the previous step. This will resemble your frog's arms. Repeat on the other side and then repeat the previous steps on the bottom half of your origami frog.


origami frog instructions


Now, flip your paper over and fold the bottom of the diamond that is between the bottom legs upward and crease it. Take the left side of the diamond and pull it towards the center to form a triangle and crease. Repeat these steps on the right side and see your frog starting to form!


origami frog craft for kids


Flip the origami frog over, and fold the frog in half in between the bottom two legs where you folded upward on the other side previously and crease well. This is where the "spring" for frog jumping will start to form.


origami jumping frog craft for kids


That's it, you have made your first jumping frog! There are quite a few steps to make this origami frog craft, but once you have made one or two you will find following the instructions quite easy. 

Now, to make your origami frog jump, push down on his back legs and release to see him flip and jump.


STEP 3: Play some number games for kids


This next part will be so much fun for your toddlers and preschoolers! Having made a set of origami jumping frogs you now have a great opportunity to play some fun number games for kids. This frog craft really makes learning to count fun!


fun number game for kids

First, gather up your cupcake liners and draw consecutive numbers on the bottom. Make your frogs jump and earn points if they land inside. This is a great number recognition and counting game for toddlers and preschoolers that are learning to identify numbers. You could see if your child can name the number that their frog lands on or you could see if they could make the frogs land on the different numbers in order!

Slightly older children or children that are ready for a bit more of a challenge can play a fun numer game where they have several turns and add the numbers together.

An alternative number game for kids could be to count how many times they can make their frog flip! They could record their scores and see who gets the highest. 


Origami Frog Craft - plus a fun counting game for toddlers and preschoolers


Another fun game is to see who can make their origami frog jump the furthest. You could use rulers to see how far the frogs jumped as a way to introduce measure to your child. 

The possibilities are endless - your toddlers and preschoolers will have so much fun with these number games for kids using their own set of origami jumping frogs.


Origami jumping frog craft plus a fun number game for kids.  Make some origami frogs and use them to play some fun counting games for toddlers and preschoolers.

There are so many great counting games for toddlers and preschoolers using these origami jumping frogs! Young children are sure to LOVE the origami frog craft and all the number games for kids that have been suggested would be a great way of learning to count, recognise numbers, learn additon and even measure!

Whether you want to make this origami frog craft for fun or to make a fun counting game fot toddlers and preschoolers, we hope you enjoy it!

Be sure to check out this 5 little speckled frogs craft (coming soon) for even more fun.

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