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The Ants Go Marching

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  1. ants
  2. magnifying glasses
  3. chart paper
  4. paper
  5. markers


  1. Go outside with the children and look for anthills on the school grounds. Discuss the importance of approaching an anthill carefully, so they don't step on it or disturb it.
  2. When they find an anthill, ask the children to crawl carefully to it. They may lie on the grass or squat to look at the ants. Have the children watch the activity with and without magnifying glasses.
  3. Return to the classroom to discuss and chart their observations.
  4. Encourage the children to draw pictures of ants and label their parts (with help). Children can create ant stories too.

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia Of Learning Center Activities For Children 3 to 6
Center: Science/Discovery/Nature
Topic: Bugs/Ants/Insects/Spiders
Content: Science
Area: Cognitive
Age: 3 through 4 Years Old
Interaction: Large Group

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