Ant for a Day

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Learning Framework?

  • Physical
  • Intellectual
  • Emotional
  • Social

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WHAT CHILDREN WILL LEARN

  • Physical - Walk, balance, bend and curl, weight transfer
  • Intellectual - Natural and built environment, places and spaces, observing, asking questions, reflecting
  • Emotional - Self-directed Learning
  • Social - Love their families, friends, teachers and school
Cooperative, diligent and hardy, ants have many virtues to recommend. Dress your child as an ant for one day have teach him about importance of working as a team and family.
Skill Level
Advanced
Suitable for
5-6 years old
Estimated time
> 30 mins
Environment
Indoors

What You Will Need

  • Black T-Shirt
  • Straws
  • Headband
  • Scissors
  • Black Socks
  • Clear Tape
  • String
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Coloured Tape
  • Safety Pins

Step 1

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Gather the materials.

Step 2

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Roll the bubble wrap into a cylinder and insert it into a sock. Repeat with the other sock.

Step 3


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Fold in the excess flaps of cloth on the socks and secure them with clear tape to create the ant’s legs. Attach the legs onto the sides of the t-shirt with safety pins.

Step 4


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Cut 2 pieces of string and thread them through the socks.

Step 5


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Split one end of 2 straws. Attach the two split ends of the straw onto a headband to create antennae. Secure them with black tape.

Step 6


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Decorate the headband with black and red tape. Bend the top end of the straws to create the elbowed antennae ants have.

Step 7

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You now have an ant suit!

Step 8

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Let your child put on the ant suit and tie the threads to his wrist so that the artificial legs move with his arms.

Ask the Kids

Do you know that different ants have different jobs/tasks?

Why do you think its important for all of us to do our part?

If you like, share what your kids answered in the comments below