Several species of ants commonly inhabit home lawns and ornamental plantings of trees and shrubs.
Using tweezers, plastic ants, and plastic grass, we practiced our fine motor skills by looking for these interesting critters.
Before we began this activity, we talked about what kinds of ants live in urban areas. Your little one learned that a wide variety of ants owe their existence to large urban areas like Los Angeles and New York City.
Some ants they learned about included carpenter ants, pavement ants, acrobat ants, little black ants, and fire ants.
This activity encouraged fine motor development, the application of new subject matter, and hand-eye coordination.