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These honey bee math activities are perfect for spring and summer math centers. Focus on counting, adding, and number recognition with this pack.
I love everything about spring. The sun is shining. Flowers are blooming. Birds are chirping. Butterflies are flitting around. And, bees are pollinating our plants.
This time of year, it can be hard to focus on our homeschool lessons. However, adding seasonal content seems to keep young kids engaged a little while longer.
So, these new bee activities are perfect for this time of year. Your young learners will focus on counting, addition, and number recognition throughout the eight activities featured below.
BEE MATH ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOLERS
Engage your preschoolers in summer learning with these free preschool printables. Inside this 8-page bee theme printable pack, you’ll find the following learning activities:
All you need for these fun math activities are dot markers (or circle stickers or crayons), 2 die, and a printer. Then, add these fun pages to your spring homeschool preschool lessons.
This is a great way to teach or review number identification with your students. On this activity page, students will find a happy queen bee waiting for them to play I Spy. To play, a parent or teacher will call out a number from 1-25. The child will use a dot marker to identify the correct number on the game board. After they’ve identified all of the numbers, kids can color the bee!
COUNT TO 100
Students will use a dot marker to trace a path from 1-100 through this number maze. For added practice, have them count aloud as they go.
In this activity, students will use two different colored dot markers to create patterns. They will follow the pattern suggestion on each row.
For variation: Children can use colored buttons, mini erasers, round or bee-shaped stickers, or even crayon to complete the activity.
Older preschoolers and kindergarteners can work on this fun addition page. Add the numbers, and use a dot marker to identify the correct answer. If your student needs a little extra help, allow them to use bee mini erasers as counters so they can visualize the problem better.
Which is Smaller?
Have students look at both of the numbers in each set. Use a dot marker to identify the smallest number in each set.
Students will count the bees in each set. Use a dot marker to identify the correct number of bees in each set.
Busy Bees Count and Graph
This busy bees count and graph activity is a great way to practice counting and graphing skills during the spring and summer.
Students will look at the number on each bee, and use a dot marker to fill in the appropriate number of squares on each ten frame.
ROLL AND COVER
This activity combines counting and number identification. Students will roll the dice, and then they will add the two numbers. Using a dot marker, they will then identify that number on the activity page.
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.
More Bee Fun!
- 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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