With everyone stuck home, we’re all trying to find new fun things to do – even frogs. In this hilarious 10-second video, a frog sock puppet swallows cars whole! With all the time we’re spending indoors, you’ve got to get creative. Even if there isn’t a busy street outside your window, there’s something happening. What do you see outside yours? What would a frog gobble up first?
Wee ones: Take a pair of socks and put 1 on your foot and 1 on your hand. Which fits better? Why?
Little kids: If the frog instead swallows 3 blue cars and 4 red cars, how many cars did the frog gulp down in total? Bonus: If the frog gets 10 “points” for each car, how many points would the frog get for those 7 cars? Count up by 10s!
Big kids: If the frog chomped 8 cars in 10 seconds, how many do you think it could eat in 20 seconds? Bonus: What about in a whole minute? (Reminder: There are 60 seconds in a minute.)
Wee ones: The sock fits better on your foot, because your foot is longer and a different shape than your hand!
Little kids: 7 cars. Bonus: 70 points: 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70.
Big kids: 16 cars, because 8 x 2 = 16. Bonus: 48 cars, because there are 6 sets of 10 in 60, and 6 x 8 = 48.
Laura Bilodeau Overdeck is founder and president of Bedtime Math Foundation. Her goal is to make math as playful for kids as it was for her when she was a child. Her mom had Laura baking before she could walk, and her dad had her using power tools at a very unsafe age, measuring lengths, widths and angles in the process. Armed with this early love of numbers, Laura went on to get a BA in astrophysics from Princeton University, and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business; she continues to star-gaze today. Laura’s other interests include her three lively children, chocolate, extreme vehicles, and Lego Mindstorms.