Celebrate your students’ successes after playing the Busy Bees games by awarding them these fun badges! Each student will receive a ‘Happy Hive’ and their goal is to fill their hive with as many bees as possible by completing the Busy Bees games and earning the bee badges.
Busy Bees Super Counters PowerPoint Game
Busy Bees Pattern Pirates PowerPoint Game
Busy Bees Beginning Sounds PowerPoint Game
Suggestions for awarding badges:
- if you are playing a game with the whole class, the winning team can win the badge.
- if you are playing a game with the whole class, each participant can win a badge and winning team members can get an extra sticker or stamp on the back of their badge.
- if a student plays the game individually at a computer, award the badge after playing x number of times.
- to encourage students to play multiple times, you can add star stickers to the back of the students badge (that they have already earned) to show that they have earned the award twice or more.
Set your printer to “Fit to Page” and print out the hive fronts and backs onto a heavy weight paper. Using a black marker, write the name of each student in the space provided on the font hive. Punch a hole using the black dot as a guide and then combine the front and back hives using a small book ring.
Set your printer to “Fit to Page” and print out the badge(s) that you want to use onto regular printer paper or a heavier weight paper. I have found that 170 gsm (bond weight 45#) brochure paper works great for these.
Cut the honeycombs apart using the guidelines. Award them to your students as you see fit. Students can color the images and then cut out the honeycomb s. Punch a hole at the top of the honeycomb where the black dot guide is located and add the badge in between the front and back hives.
Students can keep the hives at their desks or you can display them on a bulletin board by hanging them from a push pin.