{Raising Tadpoles: A Documentary} – Day Two: LEGS!

In the days since the tadpoles have come to live with us, we have learned a lot about tadpoles and about life!!  Having never raised tadpoles before, I really had no idea what we were in for.  I thought some of you might like to read about our tadpole experience and perhaps share our photos with your children.  Here is our tadpole story…

Day One: Saturday, September 22nd

Day Two: Sunday, September 23rd
One of our little tadpoles had hind legs already, and much to our surprise, we found he seemingly grew front legs overnight!!  We watched him swim around a bit during the morning, but by noon, he had figured out how to climb out of the water onto the rock.



He is teeny!  Maybe about 1/3 the size of a dime.

None of the other tadpoles have any legs at all yet.  They are very active and fun to watch as they swim all around.  After talking to an employee at the pet store and a little online research, it seems that these are toad tadpoles.  They are black and VERY small.








Stay tuned for more posts documenting our tadpole nature study!  I’ve been posting a current photo and update daily on Facebook if you want to stay up to date on our tadpole raising adventures!

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Genny Upton

A former teacher turned stay at home mom to two preschool aged children. Creator (and writer) at In Lieu of Preschool and Parent Teach Play. Currently publishing my first children's picture book!

  • crazy frog says:

    Very intresting. Great documentary!

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