Try this simple snack with your class. Crush graham crackers and place in a zip lock bag. Add raisins and mix well. Give a small bag to each child and let him/her enjoy the "ants in the sand." In place of raisins you may wish to use bits of other dried fruit, mini chocolate bits, or bits of red string licorice for "fire ants."
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