Book Activities for The March of the Ants by Ursula Dubosarsky and Tohby Riddle
This 2022 notable early childhood book of the year was also the story written for the ceremony announcing Ursula Dubosarsky as the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2020-21. It is a whimsical story of a young ant who empowers her fellow ants by sharing stories from her favourite book.
The team at Learn From Play have made 4 activities to celebrate this story and allow children in pre-school or Foundation to engage with it more fully. These are a tracing activity of some of the things the ants took with them, a cut and paste activity to sort things the ants would and would not have taken with them, step by step instructions to draw an ant and an activity to retell your favourite story.
The games below are advertisement free and will open in a new window. They can be played by children online as many times as they like. The Match Up Memory Card Game will allow children to improve their memory while the Maze Game lets them develop strategy and problem solving skills while having fun. These games will also build children's attention, concentration and focus, visual recognition and short-term memory. Enjoy.