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
Collecting Pollen (Science, literacy, art)
Read: Seeds, Bees, and Pollen by Julie K. Lundgren and Kristi Lew
Finger play: One Little Bee Sitting on a Flower, by Debbie Hasbrook M.Ed.
Place the flowers on a low table in a sturdy vase
In two small containers place several Q-tips. Show the children how to collect the pollen the way bees do. To see the pollen have the children wipe the Q-tip on the inside of flower and then on the blue construction paper. (If there is not enough pollen, dust the inside of the flowers dry yellow poster paint.)
Using 3 x 5 cards and write down what the children say about their experience. Post the comments and pictures for parents to see. Post pictures of children collecting the bee pollen for an added touch.
You can then use these to make a picture by adding bee and flower stickers.