Unfortunately my kid’s are sick (which makes we want to cry watching them feel so bad), so we haven’t had a chance to do these yet (but we have watched lots of movies and sipped lots of hot chocolate). Once my kiddos are feeling better I also have a bee themed craft and play dough activity planned for them, perfect for my little preschooler and toddler to enjoy together.
In preparation of this activity we read The Happy Bee by Ian Beck’s and watched Honey Bees Life Cycle (YouTube video by ScienceOnline). Also, here are some Fun Bee Facts (by Utah County Beekeepers Association).
Learning About Bees
Learning About Bees: Label & Color Activity
Learning About Bees: Writing Activity
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Adults can help with the writing for this activity as much as needed, or use a yellow marker to make it a pre-writing activity and have child trace over the marker.
Have child cut along the black dotted lines on page 2 and 4 (not the gray lines), and then write one label on each line (eyes, antennae, wings, legs and head, abdomen, thorax, stinger).
Tape each label to the correct row on page 1 and 3 (making a flap that covers the observation section). The gray area is for the tape.
Talk about what each part of the bees body, and write down key points in the About Part area on page 1 and 3.
This printable is similar to our Learning About Plants printable because my daughter loved making the little flaps so much she wanted to do it again.
Description of Bee Body Parts
(Included in the Label and Color activity pack)
More Bug Activities by A Little Pinch of Perfect
More Fun Bee Themed Ideas
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