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Use these activity pages to teach the life cycle of a bee for kids. This set includes four activity pages that highlight all four stages of a bee’s life.
Bumble bees go through four stages of metamorphosis. These honey bee life cycle worksheets highlight each of those stages with a variety of activities.
Life Cycle of a Bee for Kids
Add these free preschool printables to your upcoming life cycle, honey bee, or Letter Bb preschool lessons.
This activity pack features four different activities that focus on bees. Each one works on a variety of preschool skills. These preschool science activities also work on sequencing, motor skills, and visual discrimination.
The first activity in this pack is a maze. Your kids will help the bee find its way out of the maze. Working with mazes helps preschoolers boost their problem solving skills and hand-eye coordination. Drawing lines through the maze also helps preschoolers with pre-writing skills.
The next page is a handwriting practice page. Preschoolers will identify the image on the left and write the name of the image on the right. This activity will help build your preschooler’s vocabulary skills as well as allowing them an opportunity to work on their handwriting.
Then, preschoolers can assemble the four life cycle puzzles. You can cut these out for your preschooler to preserve the middle of the puzzles. Go over the images and vocabulary words with your little one. Then, let them put the puzzles together.
Finally, there is a life cycle sequencing page. Children will cut out the strip at the bottom of the page, and then cut apart the images. They will then use those cards to finish the sequencing strips at the top of the page by pasting the missing image.
The maze and the handwriting pages can be laminated or slipped into a dry erase pocket to make the pages reusable. Kids can use dry erase markers to complete each page. Then, they can wipe them clean and do them over and over again.
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.
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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
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!
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