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Comparing Ants to
Other Creatures


After sharing books about ants, discuss their characteristics. Then review characteristics of other animals. How are ants and other animals alike? How are they different? Create a large Venn diagram. Label the circle on the left "Ants." Label the circle on the right "Other Animals." Label the area at the intersection of the two circles "Both." Invite children to contribute facts they learned. Record facts in the correct section of the diagram and review with children. Follow up by having children choose an ant fact to illustrate.


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