We’re back this week with another insect book for our Literacy Snack Ants Read Aloud this week. We are reading, Hey, Little Ant by Phillip and Hannah Hoose.
“What would you do if the ant you were about to step on looked up and started talking? Would you stop and listen? What if your friends saw you hesitate? That’s what happens in this funny, thought-provoking book. Originally a song by a father-daughter team, this conversation between two creatures, large and small, is bound to inspire important discussions. It might even answer that classic childhood question: To squish or not to squish?”
This book really will make the kids stop and think next time that they’re on the playground squishing those ants!
For this week’s snack idea, we’re keeping it simple and we’re having chips like the ones the ant carries away.
THIS ACTIVITY WORKS WELL WITH
For this week’s snack, I just bought 2 bags of Lays Potato Chips and gave each a handful, so they could enjoy chips like the ones that the ant carries away in the story.
Another idea for this story is to make ants on a log as we did here when we read, Good Morning Grizzle Grump!
While your students are eating their snacks, I made a free printable for them to work on. They get to draw and write about what they think the kid should do, squish the ant, or let him go.
You can download the Literacy Snack Ants Read Aloud free printable from my TeachersPayTeachers store below.
If you’re working on an insect unit too, your students will love these insect life cycle hats to learn all about their life cycles. They love parading around the school wearing their hats.
Do you have any other fun books about insects that you like to read to your class?
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