Ants

Learn a little about ants and enjoy our small collection of ant-themed activities for kids. More coming soon!

Ants for kids

Did you know?

Ants are a fascinating insect found all over the word, and there are at least 12,000 different species of ants living on our planet. They live in huge colonies with millions of other ants - they are very sociable insects! Ants are excellent builders, and often create a system of tunnels under their mound which connect different rooms together.

Fun Fact: Ants can lift and carry 20 times their own body weight, which is the equivalent of you or I lifting a car!

Our Ant Activities

Ant Booklet

Ant Booklet

A printable, foldable booklet for studying ants! Space to write your notes, draw pictures, and record your findings, and you can tuck it in your pocket to take with you when you go out spotting. You will need our origami booklet instructions.

Ant Colouring Page

Ant Colouring Page

Studying ants with the kids? Here's a fun ant colouring page for younger children...  

Ant Grid Copy

Ant Grid Copy

Here is a fun grid copy puzzle for the kids, in which they need to from the left grid to the right grid. Counting the squares carefully and drawing each square at a time can help.

Ant Handwriting Worksheet

Ant Handwriting Worksheet

Children can practise writing the letters in the word "ant" and then try writing the word on their own on the final line.

Ant Poster

Ant Poster

This cute cartoon ant poster would be a fun addition to any minibeast themed display.

Ant Poster 2

Ant Poster 2

Ants are so small that we rarely get the chance to study them in detail. When you look closely, though, as this ant poster allows you to do, you can see all their interesting details.

Ant Story Paper

Ant Story Paper

Children will love imagining a character for this cute ant and then setting him in a story.  I think he looks like he's a bit mischievous.  

Ant Word Tracing

Ant Word Tracing

Spell out the word "ant" phonetically, and trace over the dotted letters on this fun handwriting worksheet, complete with a picture to colour in.

Ant Worksheet

Ant Worksheet

Ants are found nearly everywhere on Earth. Children can use our ant worksheet to learn more about these globe-trotting creatures.

Ants Scene Card

Ants Scene Card

Here's a fun greetings card with a difference! Simply print our ants scene onto some good quality card (glossy card looks great!), then fold in half. 

Ants Scene Colouring Card

Ants Scene Colouring Card

Do you know a minibeast fan? Colour in this fun colouring card then send it to them to make their day!

Ants Scene Poster

Ants Scene Poster

Here's a colourful poster of some busy ants, ready to print and display at home or in the classroom.

Ants Scene Story Paper

Ants Scene Story Paper

These two ants heading off on a journey might make great central characters for a creative story! Once you've written your story, remember to colour in the picture too...

Complete The Ant Puzzle

Complete The Ant Puzzle

Ask the children to copy the missing sections of this ant picture by carefully studying the completed picture on the right. It's a fun way to practise observation skills and pencil control!

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