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This printable bee craft for preschoolers is so cute! It is super simple to make, and it’s sure to inspire hours of imaginative play.
Add this bumble bee puppet to your preschool bee activities. Preschoolers can use it to act out their favorite bee-themed stories.
This fun craft comes with a printable bee craft template and video tutorial which make it super easy to assemble!
Printable Bee Craft for Preschoolers
You can add this bee preschool craft to a bee-themed unit study. It works well with an insect theme, B is for… Letter of the Week plan, and even a study on flowers (pollination). There are so many place you can fit this craft into your preschool lessons this spring and summer.
What You’ll Need
This may be one of the easiest crafts you do with your preschoolers this year. The only thing you may have to buy is a wooden skewer. However, you could glue this puppet to a craft stick if you have one on hand.
What You’ll Do
To start, download and print the bee craft template (click the link above to download).
Cut out the template pieces, and glue or tape them together.
Glue the bee to a wooden skewer or craft stick.
Use the bee to act out pollination or to retell favorite bee-themed stories.
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT BEESFill your book basket with a great collection of books about bees. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore. If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Bee & Me – A little girl befriends a bee that takes her on a journey of discovery, revealing an action that every child can take to aid in conservation. The Honeybee Man – Every morning, Fred climbs three flights of stairs—up to his rooftop in Brooklyn, New York—and greets the members of his enormous family: “Good morning, my bees, my darlings!” His honeybee workers are busy—they tend the hive, feed babies, and make wax rooms. They also forage in flowers abloom across Brooklyn… so that, one day, Fred can make his famous honey, something the entire neighborhood looks forward to tasting. The Life and Times of the Honeybee – Why do beekeepers use smoke machines when collecting honey? Can a bee really sting only once? Why do bees “dance”? In concise, detailed text and abundant illustrations that range from the humorous to the scientific, Charles Micucci offers a wide-ranging and spirited introduction to the life cycle, social organization, and history of one of the world’s most useful insects.
RESOURCES I LOVE
Explore the life cycle of a bee with a set of plastic life cycle figurines. This is a great hands-on way to learn about bees.
Teach your children the role of bees in our ecosystems with a Save the Bees Adventure Box. This kit will provide you with all of the resources you need to begin your journey of becoming a lifelong caretaker of the bees.
Let your kids play with honey bee slime that smells just like honey!