Bee-Friendly Garden Activities for Kids
Spring is here and so are warmer, sunny days. With flowers in bloom, you may begin to see more buzzing visitors in your garden—bees!
Just like butterflies, bees are pollinators that look for fragranced, nectar-rich flowers as a source of food. Bees play a very important role in plant reproduction, where about one in every three bites of food we take relies on them!
Unfortunately, bees are endangered. So, if you’d love to help both your garden and our ecosystem, plant flowers that attract bees. You can educate your kids on the importance of bees and encourage time outdoors with these engaging printable activities!
Spelling “Bee” Worksheet
Use this sheet to teach your littles ones about a bee’s daily tasks, such as making honey and protecting their hives. After your discussion, you can review key vocabulary words and practice word-to-image association. Both educational and fun!
Busy Bee Coloring Page
While outside tending your garden, this coloring sheet can keep the kids busy and engaged. As they color, explain to them the difference between a queen bee and worker bee. You can also ask your kids to observe which flower colors they see bees flying around in the yard.
Free Printable Garden Activities for Kids
Garden Journal Pages
To get the kids involved in garden care, parents can work together with these printable journal pages. Use the grid to outline a layout for your flower beds and walkway ideas.
Next, use the water tracker page to keep a log of each plant’s intake for the week. Taking turns with the children to check off the list can help them develop a sense of accomplishment and setting goals.
Creating a bee-friendly garden with the family not only encourages teamwork, but also caring for our environment. Enjoy!
For more fun outdoor activities, check out the Summer Learning collection.
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