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Making Ants on a Log

a box of raisinets, a jar of peanut butter, a bag of celery, and a plate with two assembled ants on a log treats

Today we learned about bugs.  Now make a snack of ants on a log to enjoy as a treat.

This activity is pulled from our Virtual ExCEL Camps happening summer of 2020! While these activities are written to fit into the larger lesson plan of the camp themes, you can complete them with your little one at any time. Learn more about our Virtual ExCEL Summer Camp here!

Appropriate Age Range: 5 years of age and up 

Materials Needed:

  • one of the following for a log: Carrots, Celery, banana, or pretzels
  • one of the following for filling: cream cheese, pimento cheese, any nut butter, hummus, yogurt, or mashed avocado
  • one of the following for ants: Raisins, other dried fruit cut into raisin sized pieces, olives, grapes, blueberries, nuts, chocolate covered raisins or chocolate chips.
  • a plate and something to spread the filling



First, an adult should cut the “log” into snack-size pieces.  Then the camper can spread the filling of their choice on the log with a butter knife or spatula (or their fingers!).  Then add the ants of their choice. Ask your camper to count out how many ants they are placing on the log. Lastly, it’s time to eat your ants on a log!

Your camper has learned how to make a healthy treat using ECC skills of spreading, fine motor skills, choice-making, and snack making.



 Leslie McNeil, Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments 

Leslie McNeil worked at the Georgia Academy for the Blind as a Teacher of the Visually Impaired.  While there she was a camp instructor for summer camps and weekend camps.  She also taught in the after school program for enrichment activities for students.  Currently she is one of the Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments for Columbia County School district in Georgia.   

Jessica Kaminski, Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments 

Jessica Kaminski is one of the Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments for the Columbia County School district in Georgia. During her thirteen years of teaching, she has worked by providing extended school year services or as an instructor for Camp All-Stars for children with special needs. 

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