Ants Theme · Insect Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities
An ant is an insect that lives in large organized groups called colonies. Most ants live in or in the ground. Ants are relatives to bees and wasps.
An ant-hill is a pile of earth made by ants as they dig their underground nest. Ant-hills are found near the nest entrance.
This is activity day #2 of Letter A Impact Poster Lesson Plan
Activity > Science >
Insect body parts review > Print this ant coloring page, label and identify the main insect body parts: head, antennae, thorax, abdomen and six legs. Select red, brown or black to color.
- coloring & writing supplies
- Review crafty ideas for additional materials
- Crafty Fingerprints
Go Marching Letter A >
Skills: Letter A recognition, colors (black or red), numbers 1 to 10, and science > insects have six legs
- Anteater and Ant theme craft activity: You may want to combine learning about the anteater. Present an anteater craft eating ants.
Activity > Online Jigsaw Puzzle > Ants
and ant-hill and matching coloring page
Objective: Problem solving skills. Bilingual: English - Spanish
Have fun with an online puzzle of an ant that can be adapted from six to more pieces. The whole family can have a try.
Activity > Story time > Character Education > Aesop's Fables >
Print, read and discuss an Aesop's fable. Explain what is a fable. A fable is a story that teaches a lesson. Most fables have animals as characters. The Ant and the Grasshopper fable addresses two insects.
Encourage children to draw and color an illustration of the story.