Color, Cut out, Build, and Label the Ant – Free Printables

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I invite you to download the Build the Ant learning printable. Create a DIY Parts of the Ant puzzle or use this download to set up a fine motor exercise for your students. This can be a handy addition to your resources if you are planning to explore the insects and invertebrates in your classroom.

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This printable with cartoon-like images is perfect for pre-k and kindergarten students who are in the process of mastering their paper cutting skills. It contains pieces for cutting with thick and clear lines.

The child is invited to build and label the ant. There are color and black and white printouts available in this download. Feel free to use pages that are best suitable for your young learners.

Print the color version. Cut and laminate the individual pieces and labels. Present the poster with parts of the ant. Children who can read can build the ant using pieces and paste labels in the correct boxes. There is also an option to match the word to the word if you prefer this challenge.

If the child is willing, he or she can then use a blackline version to color, cut, and glue pieces to build the ant onto one of the posters and then trace or copy the labels.

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This resource contains Parts of the Ant poster, color and blackline cut-out printouts, and student Parts of the Ant posters for labeling.

Here is what’s included:

  • Parts of the ant poster with labels
  • Parts of the ant poster without labels
  • Color cut-out printable
  • Blackline cut-out printable
  • Parts of the ant poster for tracing labels
  • Parts of the ant poster for independent writing

As you can see, you might decide to utilize this resource in many ways.

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Insects and Crawling Creatures Preschool Pack

Insects and Crawling Creatures learning activity pack for preschool children aged 3-6. The invertebrate animals-themed activity pack contains printables to create a wide range of hands-on experiences for young children.

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Students will practice building tens, work on strengthening their hand muscles with cutting, and push pinning exercises, practice identifying colors, work on developing logical thinking with sorting and matching activities, learn about the types of minibeasts, spider life cycle, parts of a honey bee, different types of beetles, broaden their vocabulary, and so much more.

The printable features true-to-life images and photographs.

Here is what’s included:

  • Montessori cards with 12 parts of a honey bee and a b&w student booklet for tracing and independent writing.
  • Clip cards with sixteen different types of butterflies.
  • Spider Life Cycle 3 Part Cards and B&W Student Booklet
  • Insects and Crawling Creatures fine motor learning activities that are a perfect addition to Spring and Summer Units.
  • 20 x bingo cards with 19 different types of beetles
  • 19 x call cards
  • Three-part cards and information cards with 27 different types of minibeasts – invertebrate animals that young children often find fascinating.
  • Insects and Crawling Creatures resource with snail and slug cards for sorting.
  • Insects and Crawling Creatures resource with cards for pairing and for working on associations.
  • Insects and Crawling Creatures – Gross Motor Dice
  • Sight Words clip cards
  • Tens – matching cards

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  About Anastasia. Anastasia is a former Early Childhood Teacher and the founder of Montessori Nature, a blog about Montessori - inspired and Nature-based explorations. She taught in a Montessori setting for 10 years and has been practicing the Montessori way of learning and living for the last 20 years. She loves designing engaging educational printables for children. Browse Anastasia's educational resources on Teachers Pay Teachers.


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