I've been wanting to write about bumble bee crafts and kid's activities for a while, and I'm really excited to share these ideas with you. This post has all of the best preschool and children's crafts about bees that I could find. Now, they're all in one place! But, before we get to that, I want to tell you what piqued my interest in these little honey makers.
My sister started beekeeping this year, and it's been so fascinating learning about the colony and all of the little things that can go wrong for a beginner bee-keeper. Through it all, she has stuck with it, and her hive is doing amazingly well. My nephews and sons, ages 2 through 8 are learning too. They love seeing the progress of the bee hive and knowing that these backyard bees are helping local fruits and vegetables grow. The photos above are from her hive. Isn't it beautiful?
It would be great if more kids knew how valuable honey bees are to our planet. One easy way to get a conversation started is with a craft or a book.
Here are my top picks for bumble bee themed fun with kids!
1) Bubble Wrap Bee Hive - by Kiwi Crate
2) Honey Bee Number Game by Sugar Aunts
3) Recycled Finger Bug Buddy by Lalymom
4) Buzzing Noisemakers by Teach Beside Me
5) Potato Masher Bee Art via The Education Center
6) Bee Footprint Art by Hand Print Art
7) Buzzing Bee Balloon via Skip to my Lou
8) Recycled Bumble Bee Garden Stake by Coffee with Us 3
9) Honeycomb Art and Finger Print Bees by Mom 2 Posh Little Divas
10) Buzz with Joy Father's Day Card by The Pleasantest Thing
11) Bumble Bee Pumpkin via St. Clair Times
12) Pool Noodle Bees by Next Comes L
13) Recycled Water Bottle Bee Craft by Little Acorns
13) Toilet Paper Roll Bumble Bee by Mom 2 Posh Little Divas
14) Bee Handprint via Pinterest
15) Exploring Sounds with a Buzz Basket by Next Comes L
If you were looking for a simple preschool, kindergarten or elementary school craft, I hope you found something here that you like. Obviously, each of these art projects is appropriate for different skill levels and ages, so you'll need to see what will work best for you and your child.
To keep the conversation going, here are 5 books with bees that you might like to read with your child:
Did you know that September is National Honey Month which gives us the perfect excuse to celebrate bees and teach our kids how important honey bees are us and our future!
Do you have any other crafts, activities or tips for helping children learn about bees? If so, please comment below.