Encourage creative thinking and fine motor skills with this quick & easy Beehive Preschool Craft! Your toddlers and preschoolers will have a blast making a beehive home for their very own little bee. You’re definitely going to want to add this quick and easy process art activity to your next Bees or Bugs preschool monthly theme.
This has been an absolutely gorgeous weekend! It’s in the eighties here in southwestern Pennsylvania and a perfect day to spend some time creating outside with baby girl. This Beehive Preschool Craft was lots of fun and a wonderful sensory experience too!
There are about 20,000 different species of bees in the world. Bees live in colonies with a queen bee, the worker bees and drones. Honey bees are great pollinators for flowers, fruits and vegetables which help plants grow.
I always love a quick & easy craft idea and this is definitely one of them. We used bubble wrap to make a beehive
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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.
Beehive Preschool Craft
What you’ll need
- Inspiration Photo
- Bubble Wrap
- Adhesive Bee
Here’s how to do it
- Set out the inspiration photo and any additional materials.
- What do you think the bee is doing in the photo?
- What size of beehive will you create for your little bee?
- How will you use the bubble wrap? Could you use it as a stamping tool?
- Did the child arrange the materials to create an intentional design?
- Did she explain her process?
Because today was all about making art with baby girl, I adapted this activity a bit and of course we took it outside.
I gave her a paper plate with yellow paint, a piece of bubble wrap and a sheet of white cardstock. I demonstrated dipping the bubble wrap in paint and stamping it on the paper then I let her have it.
Process Art Activities
I’m so in love with the process art activities that we receive in our Experience Early Learning curriculum each month and especially because they are so versatile. I can easily adapt whatever is in the Teacher Guide to work for either or both of my little kids.
I know that I’ve mentioned it before, but the little guy is going to be six. Wow! And baby girl will be two. It’s crazy to think about how quickly they’re growing, but they both still very much enjoy these activities.
As far as I’m concerned that’s what makes this curriculum so awesome. I have every intention of using next year’s themes for the little guy’s music, art and science. We’ll create unit studies focused on each of the topics and we’ll combine both kiddos whenever possible.
If you’re curious, next year’s themes are a great mix of science topics! It’s definitely one of my favorite years. We’re going to learn about everything from our five senses to weather & seasons, explore the ocean and even pretend that we’re nature detectives. We’re for sure all kinds of excited!
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our Treasure Island theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time). And if you missed it, check out this year’s preschool homeschool space post.
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As an Experience Early Learning Blog Ambassador, I receive the Experience Early Learning Preschool curriculum in exchange for my honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. 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. #preschool #homeschool #mgtblogger
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