You can put together a truly creative Bees & Butterflies preschool monthly theme and I’ve included lots of ideas to help you do exactly that. You’ll find inspiration for crafts & activities to teach your little kids all about the marvelous creatures that share our world!
I wanted to take a few minutes and do a wrap up on our Bees & Butterflies preschool monthly theme. This one was amazing! So many fun, creative ways for little kids to explore these marvelous creatures!
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A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.
Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids.
The first week was all about Bee Basics and we talked bee homes, food, and work.
Bees have specific jobs to do for their colony. The queen bee lays the eggs, the drones guard the hive and worker bees find the food.
In the true spirit of learning about bee homes, we had lots of fun with these really neat yellow and black patterned block preschool manipulatives that came in our curriculum kit. If you’re interested in learning more, you can check out 3 Ideas for Using Preschool Manipulatives in Your Homeschool.
We also found a few other things that we just had to add to our Bees & Butterflies preschool monthly theme.
The Honeycombs Game* that we had was all kinds of awesome and let’s not forget about our Safari Ltd Safariology Life Cycle of a Honey Bee* too. They both provided tons of entertainment throughout the month.
While we were at it, we also did some Beehive Stamping Art for Preschoolers.
Week two started off with us learning everything we ever wanted to know about Bees & Wasps.
The little guy and I both loved the Nectar Painting Flower Craft for Preschoolers. What’s better than a bit of science mixed with lots of art?
We learned all about our “super-pollinator” friends, the honey bees. And it was totally because of this fun Invitation to Create Process Art Experience.
After two weeks of studying all things bees, we switched over the butterflies. And of course the first topic was metamorphosis.
If you remember a year or so ago, we got this Insect Lore Butterfly Growing Kit* and experienced metamorphosis in real life. If you’re doing this preschool monthly theme at the right time of the year, I highly recommend it!
You know, the little guy was so excited to get up and check on our caterpillars every day.
And either way, you’re definitely going to want to let your little kids get up close and personal with their very own Safari Ltd Life Cycle of a Butterfly* set.
Both the little guy and I were seriously bummed to see this month coming to an end, but week four definitely didn’t disappoint. It’s was beautiful butterflies for the win.
We talked about symmetry and did this Painting Wings Butterfly Activity for Little Kids.
And my personal favorite was exploring STEAM with today’s Designing Wings Butterfly Craft for Preschoolers.
What a joyful month of Bees & Butterflies preschool monthly theme ideas, don’t you think?
Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Bubbles, Boats & Floats theme. And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.
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