Here are four free bee coloring pages designed for the classroom. There are also activity ideas and links to more free teaching resources.
Write down everything you know about bees. For fun, see how much you can come up with in a limited amount of time (three, four or five minutes).
Here's ten facts about bees. How did you go? How many of these did you know?
1. Bees produce honey and beeswax.
2. There are nearly 20,000 known species of bees.
3. Bees are found every where on Earth except Antarctica.
4. Bees feed on nectar and pollen.
5. Bees have a long tongue that enables them to get nectar from flowers.
6. They have antennae and two pairs of wings.
7. The smallest bee is the Trigona Minima, a sting-less bee whose workers are about 2.1 mm (5/64") long.
8. The largest bee in the world is the Megachile pluto, a leaf-cutter bee whose females can attain a length of 39 mm (1.5")
9. The best-known bee species is the European Honey Bee. It is one of only a few bees that produce honey.
10. Bees play an important role in pollinating flowering plants, and are the major type of pollinator in ecosystems that contain flowering plants.
How many words can you make out of the letters in bumble bee? How about be, bub, me, eel, bum and blub? I can't think of any others can you?
What about words from the letters in honeycomb? How about hone, one, hoe, cone, money and bone? Can you think of any others?
Read these questions about the bee coloring page above and think about the answers to them. You could talk about the answers with a friend or neighbour.
Who do you think this bumble bee is feeling love for?
Is it her children, her family or all her friends.
What do you think she is going to put in her basket?
Is she going to put honey or flowers in there?
Would you like her to bring you some honey? What could you use the honey for?
Would you like her to bring you some flowers? What would you do with them?
Now write a paragraph explaining what is happening in this picture. Who is this bee? Why is she filled with love? What is she going to put in her basket? Who is she going to give it to? How do they feel about getting the basket from her?
Label the anatomical picture of a bee (above) with these parts:
antenna, eye, wings, sting (draw this in), claw, leg, head, thorax (middle), abdomen (end).
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