The Ants Go Marching Lyrics and Activities

Ants Go Marching Lyrics, Clip Art, and Activities to go along with the song.  The Ants Go Marching s a cute little chant that you can play on the piano as your kids march around in a circle and sing along. The piano is played in the progression of C, B ♭, A ♭ , G (Single notes, you can get fancy if you want!) and is repeated.

During the first part of the verse, the piano is played more slowly, using half notes. For the part “And they all go marching” The notes on the piano are played faster one time, using quarter notes. Then, on the word “down”, start the progression again using half notes.

I’ve included some ant activities and ant clip art image below the lyrics.  Feel free to use it for kindergarten counting activities or as a puppet to go along with this song or anything else for your ants unit!

 

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The ants go marching one by one

Hur-rah, Hur-rah

The ants go marching one by one

Hur-rah, Hur-rah

The ants go marching one by one

The little one stops to suck his thumb

And they all go marching down

To the ground

To get out of the rain

 

The ants go marching two by two

Hur-rah, Hur-rah

The ants go marching two by two

Hur-rah, Hur-rah

The ants go marching two by two

The little one stops tie his shoe

And they all go marching down

To the ground

To get out of the rain

 

The ants go marching three by three

Hur-rah, Hur-rah

The ants go marching three by three

Hur-rah, Hur-rah

The ants go marching three by three

The little one stops to climb a tree

And they all go marching down

To the ground

To get out of the rain

 

The ants go marching four by four

Hur-rah, Hur-rah

The ants go marching four by four

Hur-rah, Hur-rah

The ants go marching four by four

The little one stops to shut the door

And they all go marching down

To the ground

To get out of the rain

 

The ants go marching five by five

Hur-rah, Hur-rah

The ants go marching five by five

Hur-rah, Hur-rah

The ants go marching five by five

The little one stops to dance a jive

And they all go marching down

To the ground

To get out of the rain

 

The ants go marching six by six

Hur-rah, Hur-rah

The ants go marching six by six

Hur-rah, Hur-rah

The ants go marching six by six

The little one stops to pick up sticks

And they all go marching down

To the ground

To get out of the rain

 

The ants go marching seven by seven

Hur-rah, Hur-rah

The ants go marching seven by seven

Hur-rah, Hur-rah

The ants go marching seven by seven

The little one stops and prays to heaven

They all go marching down

To the ground

To get out of the rain

 

The ants go marching eight by eight

Hur-rah, Hur-rah

The ants go marching eight by eight

Hur-rah, Hur-rah

The ants go marching eight by eight

The little one stops to close the gate

And they all go marching down

To the ground

To get out of the rain

 

The ants go marching nine by nine

Hur-rah, Hur-rah

The ants go marching nine by nine

Hur-rah, Hur-rah

The ants go marching nine by nine

The little one stops to check the time

And they all go marching down

To the ground

To get out of the rain

 

The ants go marching ten by ten

Hur-rah, Hur-rah

The ants go marching ten by ten

Hur-rah, Hur-rah

The ants go marching ten by ten

The little one stops to start again

And they all go marching down

To the ground

To get out of the rain!

 

Here is the ant clip art I made for this page to go along with the song.  Right click to view the full size image and to save it.  Feel free to use it in your classroom and even on your blog or site when you include a link to Kindergarten Nation!

ant clip artants clip art

 

Ants Go Marching Activities on The Web

Here is a free set of number cards to use for Ants Go Marching themed counting and math activities:

http://www.classroomfreebies.com/2012/05/ants-go-marching-story-cards.html

 

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