We’ve finally gotten back into the swing of nature walks. This week our focus was inspired by Sprite’s current read– Christian Liberty Press’s Nature Reader. The material on ants is very engaging and offers enough mystery that you want to go outdoors and actually see what you’re reading. So we did. Ants. How easy can it get? Ants are truly everywhere! And they are fascinating!
As the book suggested, we made a makeshift ant farm with a small glass jar. I’d never done that, and didn’t think it would work. But our jar is small enough that we can see the ants building tunnels and carrying food down them. It’s quite interesting. We keep it covered with black paper when we’re not studying the ants.
And for recording our observations, I made some ant notebooking pages which you can download for free. Here’s Sprite’s completed page: