Bee Life Cycle Activities


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Your students will be buzzing to learn more with this fun and engaging Bee Life Cycle Activities Pack. Explore the fascinating world of bees through real life picture and fact cards, labeled posters, mini books and more. Students can then explore further with cut and paste labeling activities, make comparisons with other insects, learn how to draw a bee and much more! Both color and black and white formats are included, where possible, to suit your individual printing needs. 

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What’s included in this Bee Life Cycle Activities Pack?

  • 18 Photo Cards: Real life pictures of the stages of a bee’s life, its home and more.
  • 17 Fact Posters with Photos: Including honey bee eggs, larvae, pupas, worker bees, drone bees, queen bees, hives, food, predators, beeswax, beekeeping, bees, pollination, compound eyes, endangered, bee highway, what bees give us.
  • Parts of a Bee: Two one-page labeled posters (one simple and one more complex) with accompanying cut and paste labeling worksheets. 
  • Bee Life Cycle: Five bee life cycle diagrams of varying complexity and styles plus eight cut and paste life cycle activities.
  • Making comparisons: Three worksheets for students to compare bees with ants including Venn diagrams.
  • All About Bees: Two recording charts: 1. What bees can do, have, and are, and 2. What I Know, What I Think About and What I Learned. 
  • Sorting Activity: Students sort the pictures by deciding if it is a bee or is not a bee.
  • Bee Fact Mini Book: Students create a mini book, All About Bees, where they record what bees look like, what they eat, where they live, and two more facts.
  • Bee Life Cycle Mini Book: Students create this mini book by describing each stage of a bee’s life cycle on the lines provided.
  • Vocabulary: Including a vocabulary tracing worksheet with pictures, 3-part vocabulary cards, 3-part vocab, picture and fact cards, 
  • Math Activities: Bee-themed skip counting puzzles, size sequencing cards featuring bees, a cut and paste missing number counting activity, addition and subtraction worksheets with bee-themed pictures, count and clip cards, number cards 1 to 10 with bee-related pictures, and a count the objects worksheet.
  • Picture Puzzles: Cute three-piece picture puzzles showing a bee at different stages of its life cycle.
  • Alphabet Activities: Uppercase and lowercase alphabet cards featuring bees and larvae and Do-A-Dot letter hunt worksheets.
  • Fine Motor Skills Activities: A playdough mat with steps to make a bee, step-by-step visual instructions to draw a bee, and coloring pages with vocabulary words to trace.

This Bee Life Cycle Activities Pack are perfect for the following learning settings:

⭐ As part of your morning work during a unit on bees or insects

⭐ As math or literacy center activities during spring or a bee unit

⭐ During science lessons when studying bees or insects

How to prepare this Bee Life Cycle Activities Pack?

✂️ Simply print and laminate each component, if desired. 

✂️ Both color and black and white formats are included where possible to suit your individual printing needs. 

Suggested materials:

✏️ Coloring materials

✏️ Scissors

✏️ Glue

✏️ Playdough

✏️ Stapler

✏️ Pegs

✏️ Bingo markers

✏️ Dry erase markers, if laminating activity sheets or placing in dry erase pockets


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