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Life Cycle of an Ant Unit


Your students will love learning all about ants with these creative and buggy activities!

Ants are the real superstars when it comes to working as a team! Their loyalty to their colony and never-ending teamwork gives them the power to move mountains! Learn all about ants with this nonfiction resource all about ants!

Students will become experts about ants using this unit. It includes:
⭐What ants eat? (Diet)
⭐Body Parts of ants
⭐Life Cycle of ants
⭐Colony/Nest Building
⭐Different Roles of ants

This ants activity pack (PDF) includes many interactive buggy activities and learning opportunities for students including:
✔Informational articles all about ants
✔Vocabulary Flip Flaps
✔5-page Flip-Up Ants Booklet
✔Mystery Flaps Activity
✔Draw it! Ants Activity
✔Five Different Ant Species
✔PLUS...This unit includes a special look at the Ant-Man Movie and his team, too!

Be sure to check out the PREVIEW for more information

There are 3 main activities:

Introduce the unit by showing the trailer from the “Ant-Man” movie to build their interest. Then introduce the 7 vocabulary words with the real-life photo posters included. You could post these posters around the classroom and have students travel around to match up and define the words in their flip flaps or use as a center activity. These posters are excellent for a bulletin board display too.

Informational articles all about Ants:
Next, have students read the informational articles and complete the various student activity pages. For centers, use one article at each center and have them complete the related activity page or one flip up booklet page. This way they can build their Ant flip up booklet page by page! You could have students work with a partner or in small groups or independently.

Students can use the informational articles to complete the different activities included in this resource. There’s a "draw it" page just for fun! Plus various other pages for them to do in centers or for fast finishers! The flip up pages can be cut out, colored and glued into their notebooks or as a lap book project or as a stand-alone booklet stapled at the very top.

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    • For personal use, classroom use, and non-commercial use only. It is unlawful to distribute any part of this file for any reason (whether they are free or for purchase).
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  1. Right click  on the ZIP folder
  2. Choose Extract All from the menu
  3. Choose a place to save the file
  4. Click Extract

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  1. After it finishes downloading
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    Where do I print my download?
    For BEST RESULTS, print the posters on the premium brochure and flyer paper from Office Depot. Using this paper gives the posters a vibrant look that really makes the colors pop! Or send the file to a print shop. But don't worry about that if you need these quickly! Just print on regular paper on the best quality setting on your printer.

    Having Printing Issues?  

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    After downloading and installing Adobe Acrobat Reader:

    1. Open the PDF
    2. Click Print
    3. Select Shrink oversized pages
    4. Click Advanced
    5. Check the box: Print As Image
    6. Click Print