Our boys exchange names every year for Christmas and then are are blessed to buy gifts for their selected brother. This year, our youngest picked out an Ant Farm for his brother.
Not only is this an excellent gift for the animal lover of our family, but it has turned into an amazing “cross grade” science lesson.
I find it crazy that I have been the mom of boys for over 22 years and this is the first ant farm, don’t you?
The boys were beside themselves when the ants finally arrived.
Note: ants are not included in the ant farm. We ordered them from AntsAlive. The crazy cold weather caused them to be behind in shipping, but the ants arrived safe and sound!
It has been fascinating to watch these industrious little creature go to town!
If you know me, you’ll know that I couldn’t help myself. I had to make a fun learning packet to go with the Ant Farm.
Since I have 5th-7th graders I made this packet to be targeted at strong 3rd Grade readers. My youngest is still working on becoming a strong reader, so I wrote the text at his level. The research activities is where the older kids can show their brains:).
Are you studying Ants or Insects this year?
You may like this packet as well:).
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