Bee Early Learning Printables and Hands on Activities Bee life Cycle play-doh Mats

As the warm weather approaches and bees start buzzing around, it’s the perfect time to dive into learning about these fascinating little creatures with our Montessori inspired bee-themed printable activities for preschool and kindergarten students. From lacing cards to number clip cards, tracing, coloring, counting, letter building, cutting, pre-writing exercises, play-doh mats, and even a bee life cycle poem and story activities, these printables are the perfect addition to your Spring and Summer resources. Not only will these activities engage young learners in fun and interactive ways, but they also promote important skills such as fine motor development, math concepts, literacy, creativity, and counting skills.

Montessori nature learning bee printable preschool lacing card math coloring counting cutting prewriting playdoh life cycle (3)

Bees, those tiny but mighty creatures buzzing around our world, are not only essential for the environment but also offer a wealth of learning opportunities for preschool and kindergarten students. As we dive into the fascinating world of bees, young learners can develop a deeper understanding of the natural world and its interconnected ecosystems. Learning about bees can also promote empathy and a sense of responsibility towards caring for our environment and the creatures that inhabit it. Engaging with bees can spark curiosity and a sense of wonder in young minds, encouraging them to ask questions, explore new concepts, and foster a love for learning.

About bees

Bees are insects that help pollinate flowers and crops, which means they play a huge role in helping plants grow and produce fruits and vegetables. Can you imagine a world without bees? We would miss out on delicious strawberries, juicy apples, and colorful flowers.

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Bees live in large groups called colonies, with a queen bee who lays eggs, worker bees who collect nectar and pollen, and drones who mate with the queen. They work together to build honeycombs, store honey, and take care of their young.

Did you know that bees communicate with each other by dancing? When a bee finds a good source of food, it does a special dance to tell the other bees where to find it.

It’s important to protect bees because they are facing many threats like habitat loss, pesticides, and diseases. We can help by planting bee-friendly flowers in our gardens, avoiding harmful chemicals, and supporting local beekeepers who take care of bees.

Bee themed hands on activities

Bees play a crucial role in pollinating flowers and crops, making them an important part of our ecosystem. By incorporating bee-themed hands-on activities into your curriculum, you can help children learn more about these buzzing creatures in a fun and interactive way.

Science Activities:

Bee Life Cycle: Teach children about the different stages of a bee’s life cycle by creating a hands-on sequencing activity. Provide pictures or drawings of an egg, larva, pupa, and adult bee, and have children arrange them in the correct order.

Bee Pollination: Demonstrate how bees help pollinate flowers by setting up a simple experiment. Place some flower cutouts in a tray, dip cotton balls in yellow paint to represent pollen, and have children pretend to be bees by transferring pollen from one flower to another.

Practical Life Activities:

Honey Tasting: Introduce children to different types of honey by setting up a honey tasting station. Offer a variety of honey flavors and types for children to sample, and encourage them to use their senses to describe the taste, color, and texture of each kind.

Beeswax Modeling: Provide children with beeswax and molding tools to create their own beeswax sculptures. This activity helps improve fine motor skills and allows children to explore their creativity while learning about bees and their natural wax production.

Sensorial Activities:

Beehive Sensory Bin: Create a sensory bin filled with yellow and black pom poms, mini bee figurines, and honeycomb shapes. Encourage children to explore the textures and shapes of the items while fostering their sensory development.

Bee Counting Game: Use bee-themed counting cards and bee manipulatives for children to practice their counting skills. This hands-on activity helps children develop their numeracy skills while engaging with the bee theme.

Montessori nature learning bee printable preschool lacing card math coloring counting cutting prewriting playdoh life cycle (3)

Bee early learning pack

Using bee themed printables can be a fun and educational way to engage preschool children in the preschool and kindergarten classroom. These activities can help children develop fine motor skills, counting abilities, letter recognition, and more.

Lacing Card: Lacing cards are great for improving hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. To prepare these cards, print out bee shapes on cardstock and punch holes around the edges. Provide children with colorful laces to thread through the holes.

Clip Cards with bead bars and number rods addition and subtraction task cards: Clip cards are a fun way for children to practice addition and subtraction skills.

Building Letter activity: Building letters with manipulative objects like blocks or beads can help children learn letter shapes and sounds.

Tracing practice capital and lower case letter: Tracing activities can help children improve their handwriting skills.

Cutting or coloring picture cards: Cutting and coloring activities can help children improve their fine motor skills and creativity.

Cutting strips and matching activity: Cutting strips and matching activities can help children practice their visual discrimination skills.

Play-doh Mats: Play-doh mats are a fun way for children to practice letter formation and fine motor skills.

Life Cycle Poem and Story: Teaching children about the life cycle of a bee through poems and stories can help them understand the concept in a fun and engaging way.

Pre-Writing tracing Activities: Pre-writing tracing activities can help children develop hand-eye coordination and pencil control.

Hundred board counting: Hundred board counting activities can help children practice counting and number recognition.

Incorporating bee themed printables into the Montessori classroom can enhance learning and make it more engaging for preschool children. By preparing and using these activities effectively, children can develop a variety of skills while having fun learning about bees.

Bee Early Learning Pack Life Cycle Play-Doh Mats


This comprehensive Bee themed set includes lacing card, number clip cards, tracing and coloring sheets, counting activities, building letter activity, cutting exercises, pre-writing practice, play-doh mats, a bee life cycle poem, and story activities. These fun and engaging printables are perfect for Spring and Summer lessons about bees. They are also great resources for promoting…

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About Anastasia - Anastasia is an early childhood teacher and the founder of Montessori Nature - a blog about Montessori living and learning and nature-based explorations. With many years of experience working in a Montessori environment and homeschooling her children, she directed her passion for all things Montessori and nature into creating educational resources. You can learn more here and browse her printables on Teachers Pay Teachers.

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