Build your own ant farm

Build your own ant farm

Children will enjoy creating their own ant farm with this activity and learning how ants live and survive. They will love feeding the ants and watching them scurry about.

What you need:

  • Small glass container
  • Large glass container
  • Soil with ants
  • Paper rolled into a cone
  • Food for ants (see below)

Number of players:


Place the small glass container inside the larger container.

Locate an ant nest in your backyard and dig carefully in the area where you see the most ants.

Transfer this soft soil, with the ants, into a bucket.

Using a paper cone, gently add the soil with the ants to the space between the two containers.

Secure the cap on the container and punch air holes in the lid of the larger container.

Feed the ants regularly a drop of honey, a few grains of sugar, bread dipped in sugar water or tiny bits of fruit and vegetables.

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