Studying about life cycles
is a quick, easy & fun way to incorporate a bit of science
into your day.
With that in mind, I designed this Life Cycle of a Honey Bee
packet, which includes 4 different
life cycle “wheel” crafts
to choose from.
There are 2 circular
wheel covers, as well as a beehive
, and hexagon
Choose your favorite or give children a choice. My personal favorite is the hexagon, as I take that teachable moment to reinforce this “toughie” shape, getting in some math along with science.
The patterns come in black & white
for students, as well as colorful templates
, so that you can quickly and easily create an example to share.
I make and laminate all 4, keeping them in our science center
When everyone has completed their life cycle wheel, review the stages of the honey bee as a whole group
, then have children partner up and take turns explaining the life cycle to each other.
I’ve also included 2
colorful life cycle of a honey bee posters
, which can be used to introduce the lesson, then hung up as an anchor chart,
or placed in the center of your bulletin board
So that you can check comprehension
, and reinforce the life cycle vocabulary
, the posters also have matching black & white worksheets
for your students, with 4 options
to suit various levels.
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, hoping your students enjoy “turning & learning” with this hands-on craft.
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