Ant Hill Sensory Play

Ants create nests in many places, but in North America their nests are mostly constructed underground or in fallen logs.

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Ants are constantly excavating their underground homes and carrying the soil up to the surface.

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They can create large mounds of soil and sand outside their nest entrances.

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Some ants build up their mounds with sticks and pine needles and bits of grass.

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This visible part is called an “ant hill” or an “ant mound.” Often a single nest will have more than one opening. For this activity, we created our own ant hills out of kinetic sand!

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