4 Ways Your Family Can Save the Frogs

Guest post by Anne Keisman

The next time you visit a children’s clothing or toy store, do a little wildlife watching. You’ll notice thatfrogs are a VERY popular decoration on everything from baby pajamas to toothbrushes.

Why? Kids love frogs. Think about it: Kermit. The Frog Prince. And for you old-school Looney Toon fans, there’s Michigan J. Frog:


Today is Save the Frogs Day—share your love of frogs with the rest of the world.

Did you know that nearly one-third of the world’s amphibian species are threatened with extinction?

That’s the bad news.

The good news is that there are plenty of ways you and your family can help:

1. Make Frog Art: Have your children enter the Save the Frogs artpoetry or essay contests.

2. Educate Yourself: Find out what the 10 most threatened frogs in the United States are, get some cool frog facts, and read why frogs are so important to the Earth’s ecosystems and to humans.

3. Get Active: Find 7 simple ways you can save the frogs, by changing your behavior. Or make a toad house for your backyard.

4. Spread the Word: These flyers, photos and social media tools can help spread the word about frogs.