My girls and I are studying bees this spring – what a fun unit study!
We started off with Patricia Polacco’s The Bee Tree and our learning has grown from there.
In addition to learning about hives and the role of bees in pollination, we’re also learning about the life cycle of a bee.
Note: This post and bee life cycle worksheet packet were originally published in April of 2015, so it was long overdue for an overhaul! The worksheet packet has been completely updated – new fonts, new graphics, and a fresh layout! You’ll also find 2 new options for the Life Cycle mini booklet, perfect for any age or stage from Kindergarten through 3rd or 4th grade!
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Bee Life Cycle Mini Booklet
In our study of bees, we’re learning about the bee life cycle – from the queen laying new eggs to larvae to pupa to adult bee.
In this bee mini-book, my girls will write about the different stages of the life cycle.
My preschooler will cut out her book to the best of her ability and write her name on the front. Then she’ll “teach” me about each page, narrating back a few of the life cycle facts we learn.
My Kindergartner will write just 1-2 words describing each page with my spelling help. She can orally describe each page to me in detail.
Lastly, my Second grader will describe each stage of the bee life cycle using complete sentences.
They will each have to assemble the pages in correct order with minimal help from me.
Update for March 2021: There are now three options included in the Mini Booklet:
→ Blank pages with only picture prompts for your child to write in the information
→ Blank pages with cut & paste life cycle information
→ Bee life cycle information pre-printed on each page
Bee Life Cycle Vocabulary
Also included in this printable set is a Bee Life Cycle Vocabulary page.
Using the words at the bottom, my 2nd grader will write in the correct term on the line.
My Kindergartner and I will go over this paper together orally while she points out the answers. She should be able to read most of the words in the word bank at this stage.
Identify the Parts of the Bee Worksheet
Cut & paste – always fun!
In this Parts of a Bee Worksheet, my girls will cut out the bee words at the bottom of the page and paste them in the correct place on the picture.
Books About Bees
We’re using a variety of fiction and non-fiction books in our Bees Unit Study.
If you’re interested in the books we are using, click here: Our Favorite Books About Bees. You’ll find all of our favorites in that post!
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