Thursday, September 23, 2010

A is for Antsy Ants

We made this Antsy Ants Capitol A using:
Chipboard cut from a cereal box for letter base
Vinyl table cloth (from dollar store)
Black felt and scissors to create ants
Glue: stick and Elmer’s white
Felt tip marker and pens for drawing legs on ant

Ant books we like:
Our favorite book about ants is one we actually own called, Hey little Ant by Phillip M. Hoose, Hannah Hoose and illustrated by Debbie Tilley. In this story a little boy comes close to ending the life of an ant by squishing him with his shoe. The story gets good when the ant trys to persuade the boy to preserve his life, comparing how similar his life is to the boy’s life. In the end of the book the readers are left to make the decision themselves whether the boy should save or squish the insect. It’s fun to see the kids respond to this question and to hear their justification for either answer as it’s not always the same. The words in the book are actually lyrics to a song that is preformed by the Hooses and you can find the melody to the song in the back of the book.

Speaking of songs about Ants, The Ants go Marching is a classic ditty for musical ant discussion and you can find a lot of books that correspond with the song. We own this one.

(More about Project A-B-C)

1 comment:

  1. how is it that you are ALWAYS so clever and creative?!! love all the new posts! xx


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