Questions for after the story:
- Benedict and the bees live in the same community. Have your child name some members of your community?
- What do you know about bees and honey?
- The Bees Go Buzzing
- This is a fun nursery rhyme to teach how to count to ten.
- Bug ‘n Roll /Dance Along
- A fun dance along.
Busy Bee Educational Video
- This video gives you some information on bees. Check out what these buzzing bees are up to! Learn how you can tell the difference between a bumble bee and a honey bee.
Honey Banana Pops
- 2 large bananas
- Favorite honey-sweetened cereal
- Popsicle sticks
Step One: Peel bananas and cut them in half.
Step Two: Insert Popsicle sticks into cut ends of the bananas.
Step Three: Place on wax paper and freeze until firm. (1 hour)
Step Four: Coat frozen bananas with honey and roll in cereal.
Step: Five: Eat and BEE Happy!
If you would like to add some math into this activity, make a tally chart with your child. Ask family and friends what cereal they prefer. Keep track using tally marks!
How to Play:
Players: Two or More
1 player will be the “Queen Bee”. All of the other players will be worker bees.
The worker bees will buzz around the playing area.
When the Queen Bee yells “HONEY!” The worker bees stop and wait for directions.
The “Queen Bee” will then tell the worker bees actions to follow.
- Touch your toes
- Stand on one foot
- Clap your hands
- Jump in place
- Count to 10
- Spell your name
When the “Queen Bee” is ready to start over yell “BEAR!”
The worker bees go back to buzzing around the play area.
This continues for as long as you like. You can also change roles sometimes.
Arts and Crafts
Letter B is for Bee.
- Colored paper
- Any color your child would like to make their bee.
- Glue Stick
- Strips of paper or Pipe Cleaners
- Paper Plate
- Have your child cover the paper plate with lots of glue.
- Have your child tear pieces of paper and stick them to the glue on the paper plate.
- Have your child cut strips of paper to make stripes.
- A good trick for cutting: draw a smiley face on your child’s thumbnail and tell he/she to make sure it’s always looking up when they cut.
- Draw a circle for the Bee’s head on a separate piece of paper. Then cut the circle out and draw a face for your bee’s head. Stick the head to the paper plate
- If you have pipe cleaners you can use those for the antennas and stinger. If not, have your child cut out some strips of paper for the antennas and stinger.