Nursery School

Nursery Rhyme Nursery School: Here Is the Beehive

It was my intention to post some of the activities we do and some ideas for activities we didn’t do for each nursery rhyme. Forgive me for being three weeks behind! I’m going to keep my thoughts pretty minimal until I catch up.

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Here is the beehive.
Where are the bees?
Hiding inside where nobody sees.
Watch as they come out of the hive!
1… 2… 3… 4… 5…
They’re alive!

My goal was not necessarily for Nicholas to gain scientific knowledge about bees, but to stand in wonder and appreciate of the bee and the work it does in the world.

Circle Time: Found here

Stories:
A Swarm Leaves the Bee Tree from Among the Forest People
The Bee, The Harp, the Mouse, and the Bum-Clock from Fairy Stories Every Child Should Know
The Fussy Queen Bee from Among the Farmyard People
The Queen Bee from The Fairy Ring
Bee-Bim Bop! by Linda Sue Park (not about bees per se, but a fun multicultural book!)

Painting:
Explore black and yellow paint.
Draw or cut out a beehive shape from paper. Use an inkpad to make finger print bees.

Coloring:
Color black and yellow strips on paper. Add wings to make a bee!
Listen to “Flight of the Bumblebee” and color along.

Modeling:
Use yellow beeswax to make an oval bee shape. Add seedpod “wings”.

Cooking:
Various projects with honey. We ended up just having honey on homemade bread, but it was yummy!

Some fun internet links:
Make a clay pot bumblebee
Honeycomb bee painting
Bumblebee crafts for kids
More bee ideas here

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