I know earlier this week we said A is for Apple, but it is also for ant and thus has inspired this super cute ant puppet. (Full disclosure I was also inspired by the AWESOME blog Toddler Approved.)Today’s ant puppet gives your Lil’ the opportunity to engage their creative side and it is the perfect pal for our Ants Go Marching activity. Be sure to share your Lil’s creation or better yet share a video of them dancing with their puppet during the Ants Go Marching activity.
Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills
- Use visual arts to represent people, places, and things, using spatial awareness to coordinate the features of the representation
Lil’ Creators Focus Skills
- Use visual arts to represent people, places, and things, with accuracy and detail
Cut out 3 circles out of the black construction paper (If your child is not ready to cut these circles, they can help you by counting how many circles you are cutting).
Cut 7 strips of black paper. One strip will be cut in half so that you have a total of 8 strips.
Glue the body parts (circles) onto the stick.
Glue the two small strips at the top of the head to make the antennas.
Glue the six legs on the center circle (three legs per side).
Add the googley eyes to the head and allow it to dry before playing with it.
Add a little math to this project by counting the circles, legs, and antennas with your Lil’.
Let us know what you think and share videos of your Lil’s Marching with their ant puppet during our Ants Go Marching activity.