They are a great example of hard workers. In the Bible in the book of Proverbs 30:25 says: “The ants are a people not strong, yet they provide their food in the summer”.
You could use this craft to learn and label the different parts of an insect.
You will need;
(Did you know that the queen ant can live up to 30 years? Even a worker can live 1 to 3 years.)
Near the bottom of the center cell punch three holes on each side with a hole punch. You will have a total of six holes for the legs. Next punch two holes near the top of the head for the antenna.
(Ants communicate with each other using pheromones, sounds, and touch.)
Divide one of your pipe cleaners in half. Divide in half again. You should have four pieces. Each of the pieces will measure three inches. Cut your other pipe cleaner in half. Divide one of the halves again. You will want six 3 inch pieces.
Bend the pipe cleaner into a right angle to make legs. Bend the ends over to make feet.
(Ants make scent tails that help them find their way back to their nests, even if it’s dark. Because of the sun, they try to find the shortest route back to their nest, if they don’t they could dry up.)
(The ants are marching one by one, one by one! What? There is only one ant.)
Now use your ant crafts to learn about the head, legs, antenna, trunk, and metasoma.