Toad adobes are a great project for your student to make! It is a fun and easy way to provide a habitat for a toad in your yard. Toads are beneficial creatures because they are a natural pest control for your garden. An adult toad can consume an average of 10,000 insects in one summer! That’s a lot of bugs and slugs!
Like most animals, toads prefer a certain habitat. You want to place your toad home in a shady spot where the soil is the dampest. You can put it under a bush, near a downspout, or under an air conditioner drip. You can place the adobe on a few rocks so the toad can hop inside. You can also lay it on it’s side and bury it a little in the dirt. (See pictures below).
Remember organisms also need water to survive. You can place a small, shallow saucer with water near the abode. Here are some of the awesome toad abodes decorated by our Home School kids this week!