This is a good project for teaching kids numbers and number order. Create your bee from construction paper and cut out numbers. Have the children identify what the number is and what order it goes in.
Five Busy Honey Bees
Five busy honey bees were resting in the sun.
The first one said, "Let us have some fun."
The second one said, "Where shall it be?"
The third one said, "In the honey tree."
The fourth on said, "Let's make some honey sweet."
The fifth one said, "With pollen on our feet."
The five little busy bees sand their buzzing tune,
As they worked in the beehive all that afternoon.
Bzzzzzz! Bzzzzzz! Bzzzzzz! Bzzzzzz! Bzzzzzz!
A-hunting we will go
A -hunting we will go
We'll catch a Bee!
and put it in a box(loudly)and then we'll let it go!
Note: Tell the children to not really catch a Bee or It could sting them
Bumble Bee Wrist Band
Provide children with a strip of yellow construction paper that will fit around their wrists. Encourage them to draw black lines and a face on their strip of yellow paper. Then provide glue, googly eyes, and a piece of wax paper in the shape of wings for the children to complete their bumble bee. Help the children to tape the two ends of the piece of yellow paper together to create a band for them to put on their wrists.
Toilet Paper Roll Bee
What you need: Toilet paper roll, construction paper, and glue.
Assist older children in cutting out the shapes and help younger children assemble the shapes to make their bee's.
Recycled Bumble Bee
This is a good recycled art project for kids. Use an old egg carton and pipe cleaners to create a bumble bee.
Bee Foot Sensory Play
This is a fun sensory activity for kids. Paint the children's feet and have them step on a white piece of paper. When the paint is dry have them draw wings, antennae, and mouth. Add googly eyes to create their bee's.
Bee File Folder Game
The letter “b” file folder game. (Literacy)
Take the bees you have cut out (or stickers) glue them to index cards and cut out. Apply contact paper or laminate on the top and bottom of each bee to make them sturdy.
When children place incorrectly (because they just might like ants) do not correct them. Help them to sound out the first sound of the incorrect answer and compare it to the correct answer “b” bee.
If you are going to use this at a learning center put up pictures of bees or maybe a placemat with pictures of bees, a hive, or honey.
Let’s be a Beekeeper!
Read: Bees, Hives, Honey: Beekeeping for Children by Tim Rowe
Place black, orange, yellow and brown crayons in a small container next to the pencils and blank cards.
Let the children explore the table with supervision, and encourage them to write the words for each item and a card and draw a picture.
Post their work on the wall around the table and remember to take pictures!
For fun give the children honey sticks with snack.