Honeycomb STEAM Activity

Learn about bees while practicing fine motor skills with your preschoolers this spring using this quick and easy Honeycomb STEAM Activity. This adorable idea is the perfect addition to your list of STEAM activities for your next bee preschool theme. You’re definitely not going to want to miss it!

collage of honeycomb STEAM images with text: Honeycomb Sensory Activity STEAM for KidsThis week we’re learning about Bee Basics and today’s topic is Work. We’re answering the question, “What type of work do you think a worker bee does?”

preschooler exploring hexagon ice and attribute blocksBees are definitely fascinating! Did you know that bees have specific jobs to do for their colony?

preschooler stacking hexagon-shaped ice cubes on hexagon attribute blocksThis adorable honeycomb STEAM activity is a great way to demonstrate how worker bees find food. And best of all? It’s perfect for your preschool-aged learners.

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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.

hexagon ice cubes and pattern blocks on plastic trayActivities such as this one are a great way to teach preschoolers natural and earth science concepts in an engaging and hands-on way.

hexagon-shaped ice cubes on hexagon pattern blocksHoneycomb STEAM

Supplies

  • Pompoms
  • Paper
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers

Prep

  • Cut out a paper flower. Make a honeycomb by cutting strips of paper and then folding them into hexagons. Tape together all of the hexagons.

preschooler picking up hexagon-shaped ice cubes using tweezersSet the hexagon honeycomb, flower, pompoms, and tweezers on a tray. Encourage the child to move the pompoms from the center of the flower to the hexagon cells.

preschooler picking up hexagon attribute blockInstead of making honeycomb using paper, I grabbed a few of the yellow and black hexagon attribute blocks that were included in this month’s preschool curriculum kit.

preschooler using tweezers to pick up hexagon-shaped ice cubeWe also used the hexagon-shaped ice cubes we made when we did our Nectar STEAM instead of using pompoms. Either way, this activity was a great way to practice fine motor skills while also learning about worker bees.

Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our bees and butterflies preschool theme from Experience Preschool!

collage of honeycomb STEAM images with text: Honeycomb Sensory Activity for Preschoolers