Welcome to Ant Week of Journey to the Ugly Bug Ball!

This week we will be learning The Ants Go Marching! This song is set to the tune of The Animals Went in Two by Two and is really fun!

Here are a few amazing ant facts to get you thinking ant-y!!

  • All the ants in the world weigh more than all the humans in the world.
  • An ant can lift twenty times its weight.
  • An ant has two stomachs: one for itself and one for feeding other ants!
  • There are over 10,000 different types of ants.
  • Ants are the longest living insects!
  • Ants lives in colonies.

Amazing Ant Fact Sheet (.pdf)

Tom from The Come and Sing Company introduces Ant Week

Let’s think about our eyes, with Tom from The Come and Sing Company

Song resources

The Ants Go Marching

The Ants Go Marching Lyric Sheet (.pdf)

Full performance:

Download .mp3 >> (right click > save as)

Backing only:

Download .mp3 >> (right click > save as)

Make your own ant

We invite you to make your own ant out of anything you can find! We have included one set of instructions and have put together a worksheet with some other examples for you. We look forward to seeing your creations!

Spoon Ant instruction sheet (.pdf)

Ant art ideas (.pdf)

This week’s book suggestion is The Ant and the Grasshopper retold by Katie Daynes.

If you have any pictures of your crafting activities we would love to see them!

Please upload them here.

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