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Write a Story From an Ant's Perspective
Ants are such amazing creatures - so small but so powerful. They are able to work together as a team to lift several times their own weight. For independently-minded first graders, it’s quite instructive to watch a group of ants work together to carry a crumb of food back to their anthill to share with the colony. This activity is a good chance to help kids explore other perspectives by considering, for a moment, how gigantic that crumb must appear to an ant, and how insignificant it may look to us. This activity will help your first grader think about this viewpoint and create her own story about an ant’s adventure in her home, while reinforcing the importance of teamwork and building excellent writing skills at the same time. And what first grader isn't fascinated by bugs?