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Do you have a preschooler fascinated by bees? They’re a fascinating insect to study. So spend a day learning about them with these bee activities for preschoolers!
These hands-on bee activities are sure to pique your preschooler’s interest. They’ll help you teach them about bees while lessening their fears.
They’ll love learning more about these pollinators and how they help our world.
Bee Activities for Preschoolers
1. Read Book about Bees
I recommend Five Bizzy Homey Bees – The Fun and Factual Life of the Honey Bee. It’s a delightful book you and your children will enjoy reading over and over again.
And if you’re looking for a pile of books, don’t forget to check out these delightful nonfiction preschool books about bees.
2. Practice Letter B for Bees
Studying Bees is the perfect time to introduce the letter B to your preschools. Pull out the magnetic letters and search for the letter B among them.
Grab old magazines and newspapers. Again look for the letter B in them. You can have your child cut the letter out or simply circle every B you find. My kids love to highlight the letters themselves.
If you cut them out, pin the letter B onto a word wall or glue the letters to a piece of paper and hang it on your refrigerator.
Don’t forget to search for the letter B in the books you’re reading today.
3. Write the Letter B
Now it’s time to write the letter B! Kids love to paint the letter B on paper. And since you’re studying bees, grab the yellow and black paints. This way you can have honey-bee colored B’s!
You can also paint a large B on the piece of paper yourself and have your children paint tiny honey bees around the letter.
As my kids write the letter B, I’ve found it helps to remind them that the small B begins with a downward stroke. It’s down and then up and around.
Keep in mind, it takes children a long time to recognize the difference between the lowercase letter B and the lowercase letter D. So be patient and give your child plenty of help!
4. Counting Games
Counting games are tons of fun when you’re studying bees!
Draw a flower and then put a couple of the letter b’s you cut out from magazines and newspapers on the flower.
- How many b’s are on the flower?
- Oh my! Two flew away.
- Now how many letter b’s are on the flower?
Don’t forget to set up a hive for the bee’s to return to after they’ve collected the nectar!
Again you can keep the counting game going.
- How many bees are in the hive?
- How many bees are sitting on flowers?
- Are there more bees on flowers or in the hive?
- Are there fewer bees on the flower or in the hive?
- How many more?
- How many less?
Keep the counting game going as long as your child is interested!
Then print these honey-bee math activities for even more math fun!
5. Study the Bees
Review both the life cycle of honey bees and the different types of honey bees in the hive now that you’ve read one or more books about bees.
After all, not every honeybee is a queen. Most of the bees are drones or worker bees!
Encourage your kids to pretend to be bees and set up a tent or hive in the living room. The kids can buzz around the house collecting pollen from flowers before bringing the pollen back to the hive to make honey.
And take a check out these fun activities about the life cycle about bees for even more fun ideas!
Do you have a child fascinated by bees?