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No matter which one of these paper plate bees you choose, your preschooler will love it! These are perfect for spring and summer crafting sessions.
Paper plate crafts are great for preschoolers! Grab some simple supples, and let your little ones express their creativity.
Paper Plate Bees
Here’s an easy paper plate bee craft that is easy to adapt to your needs. If you don’t want to paint the plate, buy colored ones. Instead of painting stripes with pom poms, your kids can use dot markers. Non-Toy Gifts
This paper plate bumble bee won first prize at a craft show for 5 and unders! The tissue paper stripes and moveable head make this one stand out from the crowd. Blissful Domestication
The free printable template makes this paper plate bee craft a breeze to make! Simple Everyday Mom
Here’s a new spin on a torn paper bee craft! This time, kids are tearing long strips for the bee’s stripes. Crafts on Sea
A little bit of elastic string turns this paper plate bouncy bee into a toy kids can play with when they’re finished creating him. Rainy Day Mum
Handprint wings turn this paper plate bee craft into a keepsake! Messy Little Monster
This woven paper plate bee craft also uses handprints for wings, but it calls for black yarn stripes. Winding the string around the plate is a good fine motor skill builder for preschoolers. Kids Craft Room
Here’s another paper plate bee that comes with a free printable template to make it super easy to create! Arty Crafty Kids
Kids can practice their beginner sewing skills as they lace up this paper plate bee craft. I Heart Crafty Things
Bee Life Cycle Printable
Spring and summer are the perfect time of year to study bees! This bee life cycle printable features 15 activities for preschoolers!
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 Fun with Bees
- 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!