Ants Go Marching

Looking for a fun new snack idea to do at home? With a fun little tune to sing while you prepare. Try making “Ants on a Log” while singing “Ants Go Marching”.

Materials:

  • Celery
  • Spread of your choice (sun butter, peanut butter or hummus)
  • Raisins

Age-appropriate Adaptations:

  • Two-year-olds—Wash and prep the celery. They will be able to apply the spread and add their raisins.
  • Three-year-olds—Wash and prep the celery. After they add their spread, encourage them to sign “Ants Go Marching” while they add their raisins. Can they count how many they have?
  • Four-/Five-year-olds—With adult supervision, they can wash and cut the celery, add their spread of choice, and add raisins. Encourage them to sign “Ants Go Marching” and count how many raisins they add. In addition, after each bite ask how many raisins are left.

Skills Supported: concentration, fine-motor skills, independence and following a series of steps

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