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This parts of a bee preschool worksheet is the perfect addition to your life cycle, insect, and general bee-themed preschool activities throughout the spring and summer months.
Bees are so much fun to teach. Even though kids may be a little fearful around bees, maybe they will learn to appreciate them when they learn how bees pollinate flowers, how they grow from egg to adult, and how to name the parts of the bee.
Be sure to leave some space in your bee activities for preschoolers to teach your little ones about the anatomy of a bee.
Use these free preschool printables as a fun way to teach kids about the anatomy of a bee within your life cycle of bug unit.
Preparing the Parts of a Bee Worksheet
Add this free summer printable to your seasonal lesson plans. Because it’s print-and-go, it’s perfect for busy homeschool moms and teachers like you!
All you have to do is print it out, provide your preschooler with a pair of scissors and a glue stick, and you’re ready to go!
Bee Vocabulary for Preschool
Activities that instruct children to label different objects are great for building vocabulary.
You can use labeling worksheets to introduce or reinforce vocabulary words relevant to the theme you’re teaching.
You can also use these types of activities to help little ones become familiar with the written words.
Bee Cut and Paste Activity
When you give kids cut and paste worksheets, you give them an opportunity to practice their scissor skills.
Putting labels in the correct boxes is a good way to develop hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.
Who knew one little worksheet could provide so many benefits?!?
It’s really easy to make this a reusable activity. First, have your child color the bee on the worksheet. Then, laminate the page. Cut the bottom strip off (the part with the label boxes).
Put a velcro dot on each blank box as well as on the back of each label. Preschoolers can stick the labels on the diagram, and take them off again.
Fun Ways to Use This Printable
Now that you know the benefits of adding this worksheet to your preschool lesson, let’s talk about some other ways you can use it with your little ones.
DIY Beehive Craft
This beehive craft for preschoolers is simply adorable! Fingerprint bees add to the playfulness of this paper craft that’s perfect for spring and summer.
Write a Story About Bees
On the back of the page, let your child write or dictate a story to you about bees. Or, after reading a nonfiction book about bees, they can share their favorite fun fact.
Draw a Bee
Turn the page over, and let your child try to draw a bee on their own. Or, show them how to trace the picture onto another sheet of paper.
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.
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.