Life Cycle of a Bee Beehive & Bee Craft

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K - 2nd, Homeschool
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Used in a homeschool setting with a 1st grader. We both enjoyed it. Student required some assistance, but was able to complete most of it independently. Thanks for a great resource!
My students loved this project! It was a little complicated so we did it in small groups but they were very engaged and loved building it.


To help explain the life cycle of a bee for our insect activities, I designed some cute beehive crafts. "By far this is one of the best resources for bees! My students had an amazing time making these!” -Teacher Comment

More Teacher Comments:

  • "Fun science craft! Highly recommend!"
  • "Very cute & informative!" "Amazing!"
  • "My students had so much fun making these."

The variety of options make it easy to diversify. Just choose which one is most appropriate for your students’ grade & 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 enough 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.

Teacher Comments:

  • “I loved all the different choices.”
  • "Very hands on and understandable for even my preschoolers. Great!"
  • “Loved this resource! A great supplement to our unit on bees."

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.

Lessons are easy to diversify, as 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 hallway display.

I’m Diane from Teach With Me, hoping you and your busy little bees enjoy these bee activities.

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