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.
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Recommended Grade Level: Preschool, Pre-K, Kindergarten
- paper plate (1 per child)
- Picnic Food Template With Ants (1 per child)*
- glue sticks
- crayons or colored pencils
How to Implement: With students gathered together, read aloud a story on ants or sing aloud the song "The Ants Go Marching" 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!
*The items can be precut and sorted for students to simply grab, color, and paste on. The ants were created with the idea that a student will simply cut around them leaving some white space. Students should not be expected to try to cut out the ants using their outlines.