Why Lesson Planet?
Integrate art, math, life science, music, and fun in this beginning addition and subtraction activity. Children kinesthetically represent adding and subtracting numbers to 10; they stand up one at a time as you count forward and sit down as you count backward. After you read the book and sing "The Ants Go Marching," children create ant puppets by gluing 3 black circles onto each of 10 popsicle sticks to mimic the body structure of real ants. They use the ants to count and act out the story.</