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.