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If you’re teaching bees this spring or summer, be sure to add these fun busy bees count and graph worksheets to your activities!
Count and graph activities are so much fun for preschoolers! They can practice counting and writing numbers to ten. Graphing the results of the “I Spy” page makes for great math conversation using words like more, less, most, least, and all together.
As you plan out your spring preschool activities, be sure to add fun seasonal learning activities like this one to your day.
Busy Bees Count and Graph
This is a fun, no-prep set of count and graph worksheets for preschool aged children or kindergarten kiddos who need a little practice with counting and/or writing numbers.
These print-and-go worksheets are perfect for busy preschool moms and teachers, because they’re quick and easy to put together. You can also add these pages to your Letter Bb preschool activities.
To complete this count and graph activity, show your preschoolers how to find and count the first image. Count all of the angry bees. Finding the correct bes helps kids build visual discrimination skills.
If your kids have trouble keeping track of which ones they’re already counted, have them use a counter (mini eraser, colored gem, etc) to cover the bees as they count them.
When your preschooler is done counting the angry bees, have him write that number in the box under the first column. Instruct him to continue in this manner as they count the other five images.
Once your students have completed the I Spy portion of this activity pack, show them how to graph the results on the graphing page.
Have them color one square for each image they found according to the image at the bottom of each column. I like to have kids color each column a different color so they can better see the difference in each column.
Now that they’ve finished the graph, ask some questions to help them compare and analyze the data. Which column has the most? Which has the least? How many more happy bees are there than sad ones? How many happy are there altogether?
There are a couple of different ways you can use this preschool graphing worksheets with your students. To use these pages in a math center, print one copy of the graphing page for the center. Laminate it or slip it in a dry erase pocket.
Then, print out a graphing sheet for each student in the class. Let your preschoolers write the numbers on the counting page with dry erase marker. Then, they can color their graphing page to be turned in for assessment.
You could also laminate the graphing page and let your students use dry erase markers, as well. This is a great way to make the activity reusable for both group and individual use.
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT BEES
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.
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.
- Five Bizzy Bees – This story takes the reader on a fascinating journey into the hive and explores the highly organized life of a honey bee.
- What If There Were No Bees? – Grassland ecosystems can be found on nearly every continent. Countless animals and plants live in them. So what difference could the loss of one animal species make? Follow the chain reaction, and discover how important honey bees are.
- Bee – Through a hole in the book’s cover, a bee is buzzing inside a flower. Peek into this bright and lively book and discover the big ways this little insect contributes to the beauty of the environment, from pollinating colorful flowers to buzzing about the bright and beautiful meadow.