Free Ant Life Cycle Worksheets
Let’s find out all about the friendly ant with our free life cycle of an ant worksheet.
In these 8-page life cycle worksheets all about the ant, you will find a life cycle of an ant, an information report, opinion writing, ant research, and more.
These are perfect for 2nd – 4th-grade students. But can be adapted for younger or older students.
This is a no-preparation download, so if you have left it until the last minute (like I normally do!) this will be perfect for the kids at home or school.
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The life cycle of an ant printables
The kids are going to love our free ant life cycle worksheet.
You will love them as not only are they fun and educational, but you probably have all of the supplies already!
- cardstock (printer paper will also work)
- coloring pens
- paper cutter or scissors
- brass fasteners
What’s included in the life cycle of an ant worksheets?
Print out the ant worksheets below, they will print out on 9 full pages. Make sure to check the printer settings.
This free ant life cycle worksheet is free to print but is for personal or classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of the page to get the pdf file.
- Research the ant information plus find 8 interesting facts about them.
- Opinion writing.
- Ant fact sheet, use the internet and books to learn more about them.
- Research the 4 main stages of the ant’s life.
- Color and label the parts of an ant.
- Color and label the different cycles of the ant.
- Ant foldable craft, color, cut, stick, and fold the 4 main life stages.
- Ant life cycle spinning wheel craft.
The first worksheet is a planning sheet where the children have to find out about ants. What their appearance is, their habitat and diet, movement, and any interesting facts.
Interesting Facts about Ants
- There are over 12,000 different species of ants
- Ants are the longest-living insect.
- The bullet ant of the Amazon has the most painful sting in the world.
- Ants have superhuman strength! They have the ability to carry between 10 and 50 times their own body weight!
- Ants can be found on every single continent except Antarctica.
- Ants don’t have ears, and some of them don’t have eyes!
- Ants don’t have lungs, they breathe in oxygen through spiracles which are a series of holes on the sides of their bodies.
- The largest ant’s nest ever found was over 3,700 miles wide!
- It is estimated that there are around 1 million ants for every 1 human in the world!
These are just ideas, let the children come up with their own answers.
I love this opinion writing worksheet. Which do you like better a honey bee or an ant?
The children will need access to the internet to complete the information about ants. They need to find:
- In what countries can you find ants in their natural habitat?
- How long do ants live? In the wild, and in captivity
- How many babies do they typically have?
- The type of birth, is it egg or live?
- What food do ants eat? How do they get their food?
- What is the population of ants? What is their biggest threat?
We also use the book Life Cycles for our studies and they have 2 pages for the ant. We also love to use this life cycle kit.
Research the different stages of an ant’s life cycle.
The next two pages involve labeling and coloring the ant.
Label the parts of an ant, head, thorax, abdomen, antennae, mandible, and legs. Then color in the ant.
On the next page, the children have to color the different stages of the ant’s life, and then label which is which.
Scroll to the bottom of the page to grab all 8 free life cycle of an ant worksheets.
Life Cycle of an Ant Crafts
The first page is a fun ant craft that involves coloring, folding, cutting, and gluing.
I recommend coloring the images in first, but if you are working with much younger children then you might want to cut them in advance.
Cut up the ant craft, younger children may need some help.
Sort the images into the correct order and glue them under the burrow. When you have glued the pictures you need to fold them along the dotted lines.
The next ant craft is the life cycle of an ant spinner wheel.
Cut out the two circles, and make sure on the ant life cycle image you cut out the blank quarter.
Place the ant life cycle image with the quarter cut out on top of the other image and add a brass fastener to the middle.
The kids are going to love these ant books too:
Download the free ant life cycle worksheets
If you are running short on time you can download ALL of our 19 life cycles for a small fee here. There are 158 pages over 19 different life cycles, including this one.
Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)