Ant for a Day

by Nick Pan

Cooperative, diligent and hardy, ants have many virtues to recommend. Dress your child as an ant for one day have teach him about importance of working as a team and family.

Skill Level: Advanced

Suitable For: 5 - 6 years old

Estimated Time: > 30 mins

Environment: Indoors

Learning Framework

  • Physical - Walk, balance, bend and curl, weight transfer

  • Intellectual - Natural and built environment, places and spaces, observing, asking questions, reflecting

  • Emotional - Self-directed Learning

  • Social - Love their families, friends, teachers and school


Step 1

Roll the bubble wrap into a cylinder and insert it into a sock. Repeat with the other sock.r the materials.

Step 3

Cut 2 pieces of string and thread them through the socks.

Step 5

Decorate the headband with black and red tape. Bend the top end of the straws to create the elbowed antennae ants have.

Step 7

Let your child put on the ant suit and tie the threads to his wrist so that the artificial legs move with his arms.

  • Black T-Shirt

  • Straws

  • Headband

  • Scissors

  • Black Socks

  • Clear Tape

  • String

  • Bubble Wrap

  • Coloured Tape

  • Safety Pins

Step 2

Fold in the excess flaps of cloth on the socks and secure them with clear tape to create the ant’s legs. Attach the legs onto the sides of the t-shirt with safety pins.

Step 4

Split one end of 2 straws. Attach the two split ends of the straw onto a headband to create antennae. Secure them with black tape.

Step 6

You now have an ant suit!

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