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Explore this wonderful collection of free preschool bee themed printables that focus on math, science, and literacy. There’s even a fun craft template for your little ones.
I love creating a bee-themed unit for young children. I feel that doing so takes away some of the fear children associate with bees. Once they learn how good bees are for the environment, they’re more likely to be aware of them in nature thus reducing the possibility of getting stung.
Preschool Bee Themed Printables
What happens when a greedy bee eats too much? Find out in The Very Greedy Bee by Steve Smallman! Then, print out this The Very Greedy Bee book companion which contains follow up activities for preschoolers.
These honey bee math activities for preschoolers are perfect for your springtime homeschool lessons. Focus on counting, adding, and number identification with these printable pages.
What’s the buzz? This bee-themed alphabet match is just one of many letter matching games you can add to your homeschool preschool lessons this spring!
Beginning readers can practice counting from 10 to 1 with this free I Can Count…Bees! Counting Book.
While some of the pieces from this free Honeybee Lapbook may be a little advanced for preschoolers, there are quite a few they can do.
This lapbook is designed to go along with The Bee Tree by Patricia Polacco.
I love when I can add fun spring themes into my homeschool lessons. These bee-themed counting puzzles are a great way to do just that.
Here is a super fun free bumble bee preschool activities pack for your preschool and even Kindergarten aged children.
This bee-themed number recognition activity is a great addition to your spring and summer math centers. Little ones will work on a variety of skills with this activity.
Teach preschoolers about the life cycle of a honey bee with this free set of 3-part honey bee life cycle cards.
Preschoolers will work on one-to-one correspondence, shapes, colors, patterns, and more with this free set of bee do-a-dot printables.
There are so many ways you can use this set of bee printables (with real bees and a honeycomb pattern) with preschoolers.
This set of counting bee printables will help your preschoolers practice counting from 1 to 12 in addition to number and number word recognition.
Discover four fun math games you and your preschoolers can play with one set of counting bees printable math worksheets.
Here’s another set of honey bee life cycle cards you can use to play “memory” or to teach about insect metamorphosis.
Practice counting to 10 with this bumble bee 10 frames activity pages. Kids can work on counting and number recognition skills.
Print out the free bee craft template so your preschoolers can create a cute bee cup craft!
Your little artists can try their hand at drawing bees with this free How to Draw a Bee printable tutorial.
Print out these bee finger puppets, and teach your toddlers and preschoolers a cute “Here is the Beehive” fingerplay.
Work on counting from 1-20 with this free set of bumblebee count and clip math cards.
Did you know bees communicate to each other through dance? Kids can use this Bee Coding Sheet to create their own secret bee dance.
Our favorite bee-themed picture books
• Bee: A Peek-Through Picture Book – Through a hole in the book’s cover, a bee is buzzing inside a flower. Peek into this bright and lively book and discover the big ways this little insect contributes to the beauty of the environment, from pollinating colorful flowers to buzzing about the bright and beautiful meadow.
• Are You a Bee? – A young bee faces many challenges as it takes its place in the hive and joins in the work of the bee community.
• The Bee Tree – When Mary Ellen gets bored with her reading, Grandpa knows a hunt for a bee tree is just what she needs. Half the town joins the exciting chase, but it’s not until everyone returns home that Mary Ellen makes a discovery of her own: Sometimes, even the sweetest of things must be worked for.
Fun Bee-themed teaching resources
• Wooden Tweeze Bees – Kids will use the wooden tweezers to place the 6 colored bees into the 6 colors of honeycomb.
• Game Zone Honey Bee Tree Game – The Honey Bee Tree is an award winning game filled with suspense and excitement. Players must carefully remove leaves without dislodging the sleeping bees. The player with the fewest bees in their tray at the end of the game is the winner.
• Safari Ltd Life Cycle of a Honey Bee – Honey Bees are fascinating creatures which have been kept by humans for centuries. Now you can explore the life cycle of the honey bee without being stung. Watch as it grows from an egg, to a larva, and to a pupa before finally emerging as a mature adult.