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A is for Ant
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Colors > Black or Red
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Crafts > Crafty Fingerprints: Ant's Go Marching Letter A
easy craft activity is appropriate to present letter A Ant and an insects theme.
Crafty Fingerprints: Ant's Go Marching Letter A >
Skills: Letter A recognition, colors (black or red),
numbers 1-10, and science > insects have six legs
1. Print this letter A on white or colorful
paper. Explain the word ant starts with the letter A a.
2. The upper letter A will represent an ant
hill. Demonstrate how both upper case and lower case
letters are written using finger tracing first.
Tracing with your finger, pretend that a little ant is
"marching" the writing path. Have the children do
the same with their finger. Have children trace inside the
letter with a red or black coloring pencil, marker or crayon after
3. Fingerprints Ants marching Letter A:
Use a red or black washable ink pad or dip fingers
in paint to make ten fingerprint ants "marching"
up and down the sides of the upper case letter A ant hill (five
ants on each side) -- count out loud. Draw six legs
to the each finger print to reinforce insects have six legs.
Music > Song > The Ants go Marching
After the craft project is completed, sing this traditional song:
Ants go Marching (music and lyrics)
Letter A Ant
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