Preschool Ant Theme!





Book List

I Saw an Ant on the Railroad Track - Joshua Prince
I Saw an Ant in a Parking Lot - Joshua Prince
The Ants Go Marching One by One - Richard Bernal
Ants in Your Pants: A Lift-the-Flap Counting Book - Sue Heap
Ants, Ants, Ants - Charles Reasoner



Songs & Fingerplays

The Ants Go Marching

The ants go marching one by one. . Hoorah, hoorah
The ants go marching one by one. . Hoorah, hoorah
The ants go marching one by one
The little one stops to suck his thumb
And they all go marching
Down, to the ground
Boom, Boom, Boom

The ants go marching two by two . . . Hoorah, hoorah
The ants go marching two by two . . . Hoorah, hoorah
The ants go marching two by two
The little one stops to tie his shoe
And they all go marching
Down, to the ground
Boom, Boom, Boom

The ants go marching three by three . . . Hoorah, hoorah
The ants go marching three by three . . . Hoorah, hoorah
The ants go marching three by three
The little one stops cause he skinned his knee
And they all go marching
Down, to the ground
Boom, Boom, Boom

The ants go marching four by four . . . Hoorah, hoorah
The ants go marching four by four . . . Hoorah, hoorah
The ants go marching four by four
The little one stops to shut the door
And they all go marching
Down to the ground
Boom Boom Boom



Arts & Crafts

Ant

Materials needed: cardboard egg carton, paint, pipe cleaners, markers

Instructions: Use 3 sections of a cardboard egg carton to form the body of an ant - have the children paint it and add - using pipe cleaners - on the first section antennas and on the back two sections eight legs (4 each section) and draw eyes on the front section.

~Submitted by Cheryl



In The Kitchen

Ants in Sand

Place a graham cracker in a bag that zips or that you can twist tie. Roll a rolling pin over it or have the children crush the cracker into small pieces. Place some raisins or chocolate chips in the bag. Eat with a spoon or with your hands.



Theme Ideas

We bought an inexpensive red checkered table cloth(the one with the larger checks) and cut it into approximately 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pieces to make kind of a bingo card....we made some dice, and bought some of those small plastic ants. The child rolls the dice, and he gets to put the number of ants the dice says on that many checks...the one who gets all the checks covered first wins. Or if you want to shorten it you can do it by rows. We made a game for each child and put it in a small drawstring bag (fabric was ant print)! It was a big hit.

~Submitted by Randee



Links!

Ant Shape Book Pattern - abcteach.com
Ant Activities - The Activity Idea Place
Food Fit For An Ant - Debbie's Unit Factory
Ant Architecture - DiscoverySchool.com
Ants - EnchantedLearning.com
The Ants Go Marching - Enchanted Learning
Preschool Ants Theme - Everything Preschool
The Further Antics of the Astronaut Ant - Frank's Poems
Ant Encyclopedia - GAKKEN'S PHOTO ENCYCLOPEDIA
Acrobat Ant - Iowa State Entomology
Ants In Your Pants - JamNbabe Cards
Ants On A Log (recipe) - The Kitchen Link
All About Ants - Life Studies
The Ants Go Marching (song & lyrics) - NIEHS Kid's Page
Ant Theme - Perpetual Preschool
Theme Topics: Bugs - Preschool Education
All About Ants - Scholastic
The Ant Farm - SDA
Ant Search - Teacher Time Saver
Ants - Truscio
My Family And Me - The University of Arizona
Little Me in a Big World - The University of Arizona
Ants, Ants, and More Ants!! - University of Houston














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