National Honey Bee Awareness Day is just around the corner so I thought I would share some of my favorite bee crafts from across the web. I also have a honey bee craft of my own to share with you! Buzzing throughout you will also find some fun facts about bees to share with your little artists.
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Our Honey Bee Craft for Kids
Honey Bee Crafts For Little Kids
Even little kids can make this adorable bubble wrap beehive with thumbprint bees buzzing all around.
These Yarn Wrapped Cardboard Tube Bee Crafts from Buggy and Buddy are simple and adorable! Grab a toilet paper roll or a paper towel roll trimmed down and transform it into an adorable googly-eyed bee. This is a simple craft that encourages motor skill development and is lots of fun!
These Marshmallow Stamped Bumble Bees from The Pinterested Parent are perhaps the sweetest of all bumblebee crafts! A piece of paper, a little yellow paint, a marker, and a few marshmallows are all you need!
This Bubble Wrap Beehive and Paper Bee Rings Craft from Capturing Parenthood is beautiful and so much fun! Let your kids paint bubble wrap to create the hive texture and then make super fun bee rings so kids can fly their bees from one place to the other. Very cute!
Honey Bee Crafts for Elementary Students + Teens
Bee Rock Painting is a really great craft choice for a Honeybee Awareness craft. Especially if you take the time to get kids outside to collect their own rocks for painting. If you decide to paint them for hiding on trails be sure to use non-toxic paints and sealer.
These Chunky Bumble Bees from The Inspiration Edit are adorable! Grab a wooden circle and some cupcake liners and get started on this adorable craft. For older students, help them turn their bees into magnets by gluing a magnet onto the back! So sweet!
This adorable Pom Pom Bee from Truly Crafts could not be cuter. You only need a Pom Pom Maker, some black and yellow wool, black pipe cleaners. and a small piece of white cardstock. This makes a very large and very sweet bee!
This Golden Honey Bee Slime from Daily Dish is a beautiful way to get your students interested in the wide world of Slime! Perfect for Honeybee Awareness Week this slime is extra beautiful! (Bee sure to use eco-friendly biodegradable glitter.)
Bee Teaching Resources
Bee Unit Study
The Bee Unit Study – This informative bundle includes a series of educational worksheets as well as a Bee Happy Fingerprint art project. Also, included are Teacher Resources with the answer key to the crossword puzzle, instructions for the art project, a book list, snack suggestions, and a documentary recommendation to accompany this bee unit study. Your whole class with be buzzing with excitement as they learn about these amazing little insects!
Looking for a great kids documentary about bees? We recommend this one from PBS: Science Trek: D4K: Bees.
The Best Bee Books
Bee & Me by Alison Jay – A book with no words but a powerful message.
Bees: A Honeyed History by Piotr Socha – One part science, one part cultural history, and countless parts fascination, Bees celebrates the important role that these intriguing insects have played in our ecosystem throughout the ages.
The Honeybee by Kirsten Hall – Buzz from flower to flower with a sweet honeybee in this timely, clever, and breathtakingly gorgeous picture book from critically acclaimed author Kirsten Hall and award-winning illustrator Isabelle Arsenault.
The Magic School Bus Inside a Beehive by Joanna Cole – When the Magic School Bus turns into a beehive, Ms. Frizzle’s class learns firsthand about how workers, drones, and the queen bees live together. Readers will be abuzz with knowledge as they discover how honeybees find food; make a comb, honey, and beeswax; and care for their young, all from the bee’s perspective.
Flight of the Honey Bee by Raymond Huber – Follow the flight of a honey bee as she searches for nectar to sustain her hive and, along the way, pollinates flowers to produce seeds and fruits. Nature lovers and scientists-to-be are invited to explore the fascinating life of a honey bee.
I hope you found just the right bee craft for your classroom. If so, please share with us in the comments section below. We love to hear from you!
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