Ants in the Grass

Several species of ants commonly inhabit home lawns and ornamental plantings of trees and shrubs.

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Using tweezers, plastic ants, and plastic grass, we practiced our fine motor skills by looking for these interesting critters.

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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.

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Some ants they learned about included carpenter ants, pavement ants, acrobat ants, little black ants, and fire ants. 

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This activity encouraged fine motor development, the application of new subject matter, and hand-eye coordination.

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