Ioan’s idea was to use various tools to rescue the frogs and frogspawn from jelly. He wanted to test which tool was the best at rescuing the frogs, without picking up too much jelly.


  • Frogs set in jelly
  • Edible eyes for frogspawn
  • Variety of tools


Ioan and Finn knew how to set their animals in jelly, having done it previously in their dinosaur jelly rescue. They remembered to place their frogs upside down in the bowl, so that when they were turned out they were the right way. They used edible eyes for their frogspawn.

This activity looks really easy, but it was fiddly work to try and rescue the frogspawn.

Finn examined both plates. He decided that Ioan had the least jelly transferred on to his plate, making him the winner.

DfES Early Learning Goals (2017)

Physical development

ELG 04 – Moving and handling:

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.