is one of my students’ favorite science
Because of their enthusiasm for bugs, I thought I’d do a unit on honey bees
. We are now fascinated with this amazing creature.
To help explain the life cycle of the honey bee
I designed some cute beehive craftivities.
There are a variety of options
, so you can choose which is most appropriate for your students’ skill level.
Pick your favorite or give children a choice.
You can also choose one for your students to do, and make the large life cycle dangler to use as a classroom decoration
Patterns come in black & white
for students, as well as full color
, so that teachers can quickly & easily make an example to share.
You can keep things simple for little ones and make your projects flat
, or you can add extra pop & pizzazz by making them 3 dimensional
by adding extra wings, additional hives, or "hinged" doors.
I've included complete "how to"
directions with plenty of photographs.
Depending on the craft, there's plenty of room to add a writing prompt
on the back for older students.
The honey bee craft can be a “topper” for a beehive dangler to add that “wow!” factor. OR…
if you like the bee, and want to skip the hive, but still explain the life cycle, I’ve included a “bee back” featuring the 4 stages.
Wiggle eyes and pipe cleaner antennae, also add interest and a 3D effect.
Be sure and check the PREVIEW
for lots of samples of completed projects.
Patterns come labeled
with a cute font, as well as with a “trace” then write font option.
There are also unlabeled templates, so you can build vocabulary
and check comprehension
, by having students label their own.
I’ve included 2 posters
: “What’s All The Buzz About?” & “The Life Cycle of a Honey Bee” to use for the center of your or hallway display.
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, hoping you and your busy little bees enjoy this craft.
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