Bee Life Cycle for Kids

Practice sequencing with this set of worksheets that teaches the bee life cycle for kids. They’re perfect for preschool and kindergarten!

If you’re teaching bees this spring, this mini pack of worksheets makes the perfect addition to your bee activities for preschoolers.

You can add these worksheets to your insect life cycle activities, bee theme, or Letter of the Week Bb lessons.

Add these free preschool printables to your lessons this spring and summer.

If you’d like to teach an entire life cycle of a bat unit, be sure to check out this collection of bee life cycle worksheets.

Bee Life Cycle for Kids

Before you start using these bee worksheets, teach your preschooler some fun facts about bees. You can use one or more of the books I’ve shared below, or you can just share these interesting facts:

  • Honey bees are important, because they pollinate flowers, fruits, and vegetables. This means they help plants grow.
  • Honey bees live in hives with other bees.
  • Bees make honey.

Preparing the activities

To prepare these activities, all you need to do is print out the pages. That’s it! Print and go!

However, you can make the activities reusable by laminating them and using velcro dots on the cut and paste pages.


There are three activities included in this activity pack. The first page is a life cycle of a bee mini-book.

I suggest printing this page on regular printer paper. Have students write the correct vocabulary word on the line in each box (egg, pupa, etc.)

You may need to write the vocabulary words on a note card or post it for kids to look at as they write the words.

Cut apart the pages and staple them to create a mini book, if you’d like.

Not only does this page reinforce vocabulary words associated with the life cycle of a bee, but it’s a great way to introduce or reinforce the sight words I, see, and a.


The next activity in this pack is a sequencing activity. One sheet is a numbered sequence mat. The other is a set of four sequence cards.

Print these two pages on regular printer paper. You can use colored printer paper if your kids don’t enjoy coloring.

Now, have your kids cut out the sequencing cards. This is a great way to let preschoolers strengthen their fine motor skills by using scissors to cut out the cards.

Glue the cards in the correct order on the sequencing mat.

If you’d like to make this activity reusable, you can laminate the cards and the mat. Add a velcro dot to each box and to the back of each card.


Finally, there is a one-page sequencing activity. Kids can color the life cycle pictures, or you can print the page on colored paper.

Have kids cut out the numbers at the bottom of the page. This is another opportunity for them to practice their scissor skills.

Or, you could build other fine motor muscles by letting them use a ½” circle punch to cut out the numbers.

Have them glue the numbers beside the appropriate image to sequence the life cycle of the bee.


Fill 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 (Old Barn Books)The Honeybee ManThe Life and Times of the Honeybee


 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. 

Teaching Resources

This beautiful wooden honey bee puzzle let’s the child explore the wonderful world of honey bees.

You can add some plush bumblebee toys to your imaginative play area for kids to act out their favorite bee stories.

This collection of bee resources is full of my favorite things for teaching preschoolers about bees.

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.

Spring and summer are the perfect time to learn about bees and this bee life cycle playdough mat is perfect for your unit.

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