Kids will love connecting with nature as they learn about the life cycle of an ant with these printable worksheets.
As you start planning your insect-themed lesson plans, you don’t want to miss this worksheet packet. It’s full of activities designed to teach kids 4-7 how ants grow and develop.
Add these life cycle activities to your ant, insect, picnic, or general spring/summer themes.
Life Cycle of an Ant
Young children are fascinated by ants. They love watching them march across the sidewalk carrying objects bigger than themselves.
You can help them learn how ants grow and change with these any life cycle printables.
Just print these pages, and you’re all set! There are seven pages in this pack that will help you introduce ant and insect vocabulary to your children. They will also help you show the life cycle sequence of ants.
In this printable pack, you’ll find the following ant life cycle worksheets:
• Ant Life Cycle Anchor Chart: Print and laminate this page, and use it to teach the life cycle of the ant.
• Parts of an Ant Anchor Chart: Print and laminate this page, and use it to teach the parts of an ant. This is a great way to introduce vocabulary about insect body parts.
• Label It: Cut out the labels and glue them on the correct box to label the parts of an ant.
• A is for Ant: Children will trace a path through the letter A maze, and then they’ll practice writing the letters A and a. You can laminate this page to make it reusable.
• Ant Maze: Trace a path through the ant hill. This is a great way to strengthen fine motor and logic skills.
• Fun Facts: Print and laminate this page to teach children about ants.
• Dot to Dot: Connect the dots from 1-14 to complete a picture of an ant.
BOOKS ABOUT ANTS
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about ants. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
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Hey, Little Ant – What would you do if the ant you were about to step on looked up and started talking? Would you stop and listen? What if your friends saw you hesitate? That’s what happens in this funny, thought-provoking book
The Life and Times of the Ant – Seed lifters, dirt diggers, social beings, ants have the most advanced brain of all insects! So watch where you step, especially on a warm day: a small but mighty ant may be underfoot.
The Magic School Bus Gets Ants in Its Pants – Filming Keesha’s pet ant for a science project fair, the students in Ms. Frizzle’s class take a journey into the lives of ants during which they learn many fascinating facts about the ant community.
This life cycle tray helps kids explore nature as they visualize the life cycle of living things. There are four cavities to hold figurines or pictures of the life cycle stages.
Download Your Printables
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This printable activity includes anchor charts, label the parts of an ant, mazes, and more.
With this simple activity, kids will work on sequencing, scissor practice, handwriting, motor skills, and more!