Rainforest Extension Activity - Body Parts of an Ant Game & Song

Body Parts of an Ant Game

Like all other insects, an ant’s body has a hard outer casing, and are divided into 3 sections: head, thorax and abdomen. It has 6 jointed legs.

What you need
Step by step

Body parts of an Ant Printable

Dice

Scissors

  • Build an ant part by part, with each part corresponding to a number from 1 to 6.
  • Download and print the template on card stock paper.
  • Cut out the 6 insect body parts.
  • To play the game, takes turns with your sibling or parent to roll the dice.
  • Then, according to the number on the dice, select a body part and add it to the ant.

 

Body Parts of an Insect Song

(Sing to the tune of London Bridge is Falling Down)

Every insect has 3 parts, has 3 parts, has 3 parts.

Every insect has 3 parts

I can name them all

Head and thorax, abdomen, abdomen, abdomen

Head and thorax, abdomen

It has 3 parts

Every insect has 6 legs, has 6 legs, has 6 legs.

Every insect has 6 legs,

Count them all to see

Every insect has 2 antennae, 2 antennae, 2 antennae,

Every insect has 2 antennae

That is how they smell

Every insect has a head, thorax and abdomen,

With 6 legs and 2 antennae

Some even have wings.

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