Lesson Overview:

This fun little ant craft is a great follow-up to your favorite story about ants or to this catchy tune that teaches counting. Once completed, students can use their finished products for pretend play.

Need help selecting a good read about ants? Be sure to check out our picks for ant books. We also recommend these additional ant activities.

Recommended Grade Level: Preschool, Pre-K, Kindergarten

Time Allotment: 30-45 minutes (with read aloud or sing aloud)


paper plate (1 per child)

Picnic Food Template With Ants (1 per child)


glue sticks

crayons or colored pencils


With students gathered together, read aloud a story on ants or sing aloud the song "The Ants Go Marching #2" by Super Simple (video can be found here). With supplies available (would work well as a center), allow time for students to color, cut, and glue items from the Picnic Food Template on their paper plates. Students can then pretend they are having a picnic and then invaded by the ants!