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After teaching your preschoolers about bees, let them put together this bee life cycle sequencing necklace that will help them retell how a bee grows.
This necklace is part of a larger life cycle of a bee printable that is jam-packed with printables and activities to help you teach and reinforce the way bees grow.
Bee Life Cycle Sequencing
Teaching preschoolers about life cycles is a good way to help them understand their world. It’s also the perfect way to help them connect to nature.
After helping kids learn about the life cycle of a bee, use resources that reinforce what you’ve taught. You can provide access to plastic bee models and life cycle puzzles.
You should also give them an opportunity to tell others what they’ve learned. One fun way to do this is to have them make this life cycle sequencing necklace.
Print out one necklace page for each child. Have them color the necklace charms and cut them out. Now, have them put those charms in order to correlate with the four stages of a bee’s life.
See if they can remember the names of each stage as they put the pieces in order.
Provide a piece of string or yarn large enough to fit around their neck loosely. You want it loose enough for it to slip over their head when tied and not be a choking hazard.
Demonstrate to kids how to fold the tab over the yarn and tape the flap on the back of each charm. Continue until all four charms are strung in the correct order.
Now, let them wear their necklace for the day and tell anyone they meet what they’ve learned about the life cycle of a bee.
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.
Bee Life Cycle Printable
- This hand-sewn honey bee finger puppet is a great tool to have on hand in your bee-themed activities. Kids can use it to tell the life cycle or to act out their favorite bee stories.
- This 7 piece wooden beehive play set is made from maple wood. The pieces are painted with non-toxic watercolor and acrylic paint and are sealed with beeswax. It’s great for open-ended play and refreshingly different from cheaply made plastic toys. This play set is destined to become a family heirloom!
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