This is a fun activity that you can do with the younger and older kids. You can let the students take turns reading the book or read it to them. Then the students can write about the informational text. After the writing activity the students can make a bee. This is a very easy activity that includes a Popsicle stick, paper, markers. and glue. Then they make the bee. I do not give specific instructions to my students with arts and crafts but instead give them a sample to see if he or she can think about how it should be done. I will assist in times of struggling and the students is about to have a meltdown though. I may put the activity aside and do a different activity for a while and then go back to main activity.
* Idea from National Ag conference