Free Ant Life Cycle Worksheets

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Dive into the world of ants with our ant life cycle worksheets, created to help kids learn in a fun way.

Ant life cycle worksheets are a great way to introduce students to the fascinating world of ants and their developmental stages.

Through engaging and interactive activities, these worksheets cover the journey from egg to adult, detailing each stage with vivid illustrations and clear explanations.

By utilizing these free life cycle worksheets, educators can spark curiosity and appreciation for nature’s intricacies, making learning both fun and informative for young minds.

Educational worksheets for children showcasing the life cycle of an ant with labeled diagrams and activities to fill in ant facts and compare ants with honeybees

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Ant life cycle worksheets

Dive into the fascinating world of ants with our engaging ant life cycle worksheets, designed to captivate the curiosity of young minds. Ideal for both fun and educational activities, these worksheets are crafted to ensure an immersive learning experience about the life stages of ants.

What makes these worksheets a hit with the kids is their interactive design, allowing children to explore the intricate cycle of ant life through colorful visuals and hands-on activities.

Supplies needed:

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.

Ant research worksheet

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.

ant information worksheet

Interesting facts about ants

  1. There are over 12,000 different species of ants
  2. Ants are the longest-living insect.
  3. The bullet ant of the Amazon has the most painful sting in the world.
  4. Ants have superhuman strength! They can carry between 10 and 50 times their own body weight!
  5. Ants can be found on every single continent except Antarctica.
  6. Ants don’t have ears, and some of them don’t have eyes!
  7. Ants don’t have lungs, they breathe in oxygen through spiracles which are a series of holes on the sides of their bodies.
  8. The largest ant’s nest ever found was over 3,700 miles wide!
  9. 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.

Check out all of our animal life cycle activities!

Opinion writing ant vs honey bee

I love this opinion writing worksheet. Which do you like better a honey bee or an ant?

opinion writing bees and ants

Ant fact sheet

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?
ant fact sheet

Research the 4 main stages of the ant life cycle

Research the different stages of an ant’s life cycle from eggs to larvae, to pupae to adult ant.

life cycle of ant worksheet

Color and label the parts of an ant

Label the parts of an ant worksheet, head, thorax, abdomen, antennae, mandible, and legs. Then color in the ant.


Color and label the different ant cycles

On the next page, the children have to color the different stages of the ant’s life, and then label which is which.


We love to add the Life Cycles book to our studies.

Ant life cycle craft

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.

ant life cycle crafts

Cut up the ant craft, younger children may need some help.

ant life cycle craft

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.

ant life cycle craft

Ant life cycle spinner wheel

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.

ant life cycle fun craft

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.

ant life cycle spinner wheel

Younger kids will also enjoy our free ant activities for kindergarten!

Books about ants for kids

Tips for downloading the free files

Below you will see a large sign-up box where you need to add your name and email address, and press I NEED THIS NOW!

Within minutes you will be sent the free PDF directly to your email address, so you can print it out and start using it immediately.

Sometimes emails get a little wonky, so if you can’t see it, please check your spam folder where I am sure it is hiding.



Download the free ant worksheets

If you are running short on time you can download all of our life cycle worksheets. There are 247 pages over 23 different life cycles.

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

Last Updated on 1 May 2024 by Clare

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