Children use the ants to make a group of words in the same family. Each picnic blanket has a different word family on it (-an,-am,-ar,-at, -in,-it,-ig,-og,-ot). There are 6 ants for each family. Children can work individually or in a small group to complete the game. You can also extend the game and have students write the words in the families for a word work activity in the Daily 5 rotation.