Teach your little kids all about honey bees and pollination with this awesome Nectar Painting Flower Craft for Preschoolers. You’re definitely going to want to add it to your next Bees or Bugs theme!
Another day, another topic. And today, it’s all things Honey Bee.
Honey Bees are “super pollinators” and help flowers, plants, fruits, and vegetables grow. Their colony is made of queen, drones, and workers.
We spent some time learning about the honey bee and how they use their proboscis to carry nectar from a flower to a hive. How cool, right? I mean, after all God’s world really is amazing, isn’t it?
Science has always been one of my favorite subjects and I’m thrilled to see the little guy taking such an interest in nature and the world around us.
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If you’ve been around for a while, then you already know that we’re using Mother Goose Time for preschool homeschool and it’s been such a huge blessing to us.
Nectar Painting Flower Craft for Preschoolers
What you’ll need
- Inspiration Photo
- Cupcake Liner
- Watery Paint
Here’s how to do it
- Help children glue the cupcake liner anywhere on the paper like a flower.
- Invite children to select a paint color and fill the cupcake liner with that paint.
- What materials will you use in your art?
- How can you suck up the “nectar” and squirt designs on your paper?
- How do you think the eyedropper is similar to a bee proboscis (tongue)?
- Could the child explain how a bee carries nectar from a flower to a hive by using the proboscis?
- Did he communicate his ideas abut how bees eat?
After the little guy finished filling the cupcake liner with paint, he went over and grabbed a sheet of pink cardstock from my shelf, sucked up the “nectar” and squirted designs all over it. It was one of those instinctual kind of things that happens when you give little kids the opportunity to create without limits.
At that point, I hadn’t even read the prompt to him. He did it entirely on his own. And that’s exactly why I love this curriculum. There are opportunities just about every day for little kids to explore freely. As a homeschool mama, I definitely couldn’t ask for more.
Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Bees & Butterflies theme. And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.
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