Our Ant printables are part of a collective notebooking/lapbooking resources called Alphabugs. This is a great way to work your way through the ABC’s while learning all about amazing creepy crawlies along the way. Our Alphabugs lapbooks are similar in content with some variations, but most contain the following resources: Anatomy, Life Cycle, Habitat, Family, Communication, Bible Verse, Copywork, Crafts, Activity suggestions and more. Additionally, we’ve included a Quilt Square for each insect so you can create a classroom quilt along the way. The quilt squares are a great way to include your younger children as they include a coloring page, handwriting practice, and scissor skills. See how to make a classroom quilt here.
For our Ant Craft we decided to make fingerprint Ants. This was something I loved to do as a child (I had a copy of Ed Emberly’s fingerprint book) and I knew my children would love to make the little creatures this way as well! We even decorated the cover of our Ant Lapbook with theses little guys, it was lots of fun and educational when it came time to add the correct amount of legs and antennae. You can also talk with children about the three parts of insects :Head, Thorax, Abdomen, and repeat them as you show them how to stamp their little ants.
Using just fingerprints and a few letters, Ed Emberley shows would-be artists how to create owls, pigs, fish, and basketball players! This colorful step-by-step book is easy and crafty, and provides hours of art-full fun.