Ant Unit Study

In this unit study we learned about ant anatomy, the ant life cycle, ant jobs, ant colonies, types of ants, and ant enemies. We spent some time outside for this unit study so I would recommend doing it during nicer weather.  I did this unit study with my 1st grader and I recommend it for Kindergarten to 3rd grade.IMG_0428

Ant Unit Study

Day 1: Ant Anatomy

Day 2: Ant Life Cycle

Day 3: Ant Jobs

Day 4: Ant Colony

Day 5: Types of Ants

Day 6: Ant Enemies

Ant Book List 

Book can be read by the child or by the parent to the child, depending on the child’s reading level.

Books I used in the lessons

Tiny Workers by Nancy Loewen

The Life Cycle of an Ant by Trevor terry & Margaret Linton

Ant Colony by Kathy Furgang

Ant Cities by Arthur Dorros

Ant by Rebecca Stefoff

Giant Anteater by Sara Antill

Dear Deer by Gene Barretta

The Ant and the Grasshopper by Mark White

The Ants go Marching! by Dan Crisp

Ants at the Picnic by Michael Dahl

Truman’s Aunt Farm by Jama Kin RattiganIMG_0461

Other age appropriate books

The Ants Go Marching One by One by Richard Bernal

The Magic School But Gets Ants in its Pants by Joanna Cole

Little Black Ant on Park Street by Janet Halfmann

Look Inside an Ant Nest by Megan Cooley Peterson

What’s it like to be an Ant? by Jinny Johnson

Ant by Karen Hartley and Chris Macro

One Hundred Hungry Ants by Elinor J. PinczesIMG_0457

Ant Webvideos

VeggieTales: School House Polka-You Tube

12 Slides About Ants

Ant Movies

The Magic School Bus Gets Ants In It’s Pantsby Scholastic

Ant LapbookIMG_0676 IMG_0675