Spring is the perfect time for all the honey bee activities for both kindergarten and 1st grade! Students get such a kick out of learning about these buzzy creatures.
These free bee activities include options for differentiation, so they are perfect for both kindergarten and first grade!
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The Very Greedy Bee Activities
The Very Greedy Bee is one of those books that never fails to entertain! Students absolutely love the story.
I have planned out an entire week of close read lessons and activities for you to dig deeper into The Very Greedy Bee. Each day, you will use this story to work on a different comprehension focus.
There are also vocabulary cards and activities included to help your students better understand the story.
You will also read a nonfiction book all about bees. Here is the anchor chart we made full of our bee learning:
You will read two different nonfiction books about bees and compare the information you learned in each book. This is a great way to target the kindergarten ccss RI.K.9 and first grade ccss RI.1.9.
Honey Bee Craft for Kids
After you learn all about bees, students can make this adorable bee craft and display it with their writing.
This bee craft is also a great way to work on listening comprehension with kids! Students will have to listen and follow directions to make their bee.
Bee Picture Books for Kids
If you’re looking for more bee picture books to read during your bee week, these are some of my favorite bee books for kids!
The Thing About Bees / Please Please the Bees / From Flower to Honey / The Honeybee / Bees / Give Bees a Chance / The Bee Book / The Beeman
Honey Bee Poem for Kids
You can’t have a week full of bee activities without a poem, right? For shared reading, I have written an original bee poem just for you!
You can read this bee poem with your class daily to work on reading fluency. There are also poetry notebook pages and an emergent reader of this poem included.
Honey Bee Directed Drawing
I love making directed drawings with my class. They are the perfect way to get in some listening and following directions and fine motor practice.
You can make this bee directed drawing together, and then put the step-by-step directions in your writing center for students to reference.
Grab These Bee Activities For Your Kids!
Want to use these honey bee activities for kindergarten and first grade with your kids? You can grab them below. Everything you need for a fun bee week is included!
Looking for more close read activities? This unit is a sample of my Little Readers Kindergarten Reading Curriculum. This curriculum has everything you need to transform your literacy block!
Hi Natalie, this looks perfect for a unit we are working on right now for my K-1 ELLs. Where can we access the free unit? I don’t see the link.
Hi! There should be a place to enter your email right at the bottom of the post. If you don’t see it, let me know.
Hi There, We are doing a Bee themed Family Fun Night at my school and this looks perfect but I do not see where I can grab the freebies?
Hi! There is a place to enter your email at the bottom of the post. 🙂