Now that the warm weather is here, the bees are going to be buzzing! This Life Cycle of a Honey Bee Free Printable is a great way to teach your child all about the life cycle of a bee.
Think of it as a craft that you can create and use for hands on learning. Your children will be able to color and read out the phases of a bee’s life and then use the slider to move them through the process.
This interactive educational activity is great for children in preschool through early elementary.
Bee Life Cycle for Kids
Life Cycle of a Honey Bee Free Printable
We’re always looking for fun ways to include hands on activities in our house. What I love most about this free printable is that it’s really simple for the kids to do.
When you’re teaching them something new, it’s important to find a way to encourage their growth while feeding their curiosity at the same time. And luckily, this bee life cycle slider accomplishes both of those things.
Just print out the printable and go over the simple directions with your child. Be there for parental guidance and support but you’re going to be amazed how easily they take to this simple bee life cycle activity.
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Bee Life Cycle Activity for Kids
As you can see from the picture above, once you create and put this together, you’ll be able to slide the various life cycles and talk about each one with your child.
Use this time to let them research and really get involved in learning. There are so many great books and online resources that are great for supplemental teaching, too.
Fun ways that you can use Bee Life Cycle Printable Activities
There are so many great ways to expand on this lesson! One of our favorite homeschooling activities is to get outside and explore.
Take your completed bee life cycle activities with you outside and go see if you can find any bees. Make certain to talk to the kids about being safe and to keep their distance, but being able to find a real bee out in nature would be such a great addition, for sure!
And if the kids keep any kind of nature journal or have a writing book, let them write about what they observed when you see bees outdoors.
Add books on bees. We love adding great books to go with our themes.
Teach the Life Cycle of a Honey Bee
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