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)

Materials:

paper plate (1 per child)

Picnic Food Template With Ants (1 per child)

scissors

glue sticks

crayons or colored pencils

Implementation:

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!