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National Frog Jumping Day

Get jumping! Celebrate National Frog Jumping Day with fun activities, games, and prizes to make your day extra special!
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May 13
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Get ready to jump for joy on National Frog Jumping Day, May 13! This peculiar holiday has been around since the late 1800s and originated in Calaveras County, California. The day celebrates a frog-jumping contest that was held as part of the county's annual fair. Participants compete to see whose frog can jump the farthest distance or highest height! It’s an exciting event filled with fun and friendly competition - so don't miss out!

History of National Frog Jumping Day

National Frog Jumping Day Dates

National Frog Jumping Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Origin of Frog Jumping</div><div class='timeline-text'>Frog Jumping contests gain popularity as a fun and entertaining pastime in the late 1800s in Calaveras County, California.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1865</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Mark Twain's Inspirational Tale</div><div class='timeline-text'>Mark Twain publishes "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," a short story that further popularizes the frog-jumping contests.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1928</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Official Frog Jumping Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first officially recorded Frog Jumping Day is celebrated in Calaveras County, now as part of the annual county fair.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1985</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Longest Frog Jump Record</div><div class='timeline-text'>A frog named 'Rosie the Ribeter' sets the world record for the longest jump at 21 feet, 5¾ inches during the Calaveras County Fair.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Recognition</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Frog Jumping Day becomes recognized across the United States, encouraging communities nationwide to host their own frog jumping events.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Frog Jumping Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a frog jumping competition</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Bring in some friendly frogs, set up a course, and let the frog jumping commence. Award prizes for the longest jump, highest jump, most creative jump, and more.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go on a frog hunt</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Head out to your local pond or wetland and see what kind of frogs you can find. Take pictures or sketches of your favorite find and compare with your friends.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a frog race</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Set up a track in the yard and have your family and friends join in on the fun. Award prizes for first, second and third place.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a frog puppet show</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Make some fun frog puppets out of paper bags or socks and put on a show for your family and friends. You can even have them join in by making their own puppets.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Have a frog themed party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Decorate with green and invite everyone to dress up as their favorite amphibian. Have some frog themed snacks like lilypad cupcakes or bug dip, then play some games like leapfrog and pin the tongue on the frog.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Frog Jumping Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Frog Jumping is fun to watch</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There's something special about seeing frogs jump as far and as high as they can. Watching them try their best to leap over obstacles or into pools of water is both exciting and captivating! It's a great way to bring the family together for some outdoor fun.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It teaches kids about wildlife</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Frog jumping allows children to learn first-hand about these wonderful amphibians. They get to see firsthand what kinds of environment frogs prefer, learn about the types of food they eat, and get insights on how wildlife moves in its natural habitat - all without any disturbances from humans.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Frog Jumping promotes conservation</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Monitoring populations of frogs through frog jumping can be beneficial for conservation efforts. Counting numbers are an important part of managing species in order to make sure that sustainable practices are being followed. By participating in such activities, you're contributing to the well being of our planet!</p></div></div>

5 Fascinating Facts for Frog Jumping Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Frogs Absorb Water Through Their Skin</h3><p class='facts-content'>Frogs don't drink like we do; they hydrate by absorbing water directly through their skin in an area known as the 'drinking patch' located on their belly and the underside of their thighs.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Frogs can Lay Thousands of Eggs at Once</h3><p class='facts-content'>To ensure survival, some frogs lay thousands of eggs at once. The eggs are laid in water and will turn into tadpoles after hatching.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Frogs catch Insects with their Sticky Tongue</h3><p class='facts-content'>Frogs have a very special tongue, it's sticky and they can throw it out quicker than the blink of an eye, to catch their prey. They are the ideal insect controllers!</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Frogs Hibernate During Winter</h3><p class='facts-content'>Just like bears, frogs also hibernate during winter. They typically burrow deep into the mud, where they will rest until temperatures rise again with springtime.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Frogs have Unique Night Vision</h3><p class='facts-content'>Frogs have an excellent night vision and are generally more active during the night. This is when they perform most of their feeding and their renowned jumping!</p></div></div>

National Frog Jumping Day FAQs

When is National Frog Jumping Day?

National Frog Jumping Day is celebrated on May 13 every year. In 2024 National Frog Jumping Day will occur on a Monday.

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