|Ants On A Log|
After lunch, make some ant artwork! All you need is paper, black craft paint or ink pad, and a thin black marker or pen. Dip your child's finger tip in the paint or ink pad and press three times in a row to create the body of the ant. With the marker/pen, draw on 6 legs and 2 antennae.
ANT FACTS:Ants can lift 20 times their body weight.
Ants hear through their feet; they don't have ears!
Ants breath through tiny holes on their bodies they don't have lungs!
There are more than 10,000 types of ants.
A queen ant is the only ant that makes babies.
Soldier ants protect the colony and the queen. They also gather food.
Worker ants do not have wings, but the males and queen do.
Most ants live 45 to 60 days.
Ants have two stomachs. One is for the food the ant will eat, the other holds food to share with the other ants.
Worker ants sometimes leave a scent trail for other ants in the colony to find food. Worker ants are female.
Some types of ants steal larvae from other colonies to work as slaves in their colony.