Paper Plate Bees

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.

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 Bees

After reading The Big Honey Hunt with your preschoolers (or any other book about bees), let them make this fun torn paper bee. It’s a great fine motor activity for little ones. Babies to Bookworms

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


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.

Bee & Me (Old Barn Books)The Honeybee ManThe Life and Times of the Honeybee


 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. 

Teaching Resources

This beautiful wooden honey bee puzzle let’s the child explore the wonderful world of honey bees.

You can add some plush bumblebee toys to your imaginative play area for kids to act out their favorite bee stories.

This collection of bee resources is full of my favorite things for teaching preschoolers about bees.

This printable bee craft for preschoolers is so cute! It is super simple to make, and it’s sure to inspire hours of imaginative play.

Spring and summer are the perfect time to learn about bees and this bee life cycle playdough mat is perfect for your unit.

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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.  These honey bee math activities are perfect for spring and summer math centers. Focus on counting, adding, and number recognition with this pack.

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