2. Cut wings from wax paper. Use the hot glue gun to glue the wings to the backs of the bees.
3. Hot glue the googly eyes to the front of the bee. Your bee is now ready for play!
Honey Bee Fine Motor Game
Honey Bee Gross Motor Activity
The honey pots were used again when we played a faster paced gross motor game, encouraging the kids to use their large muscle groups. This time, I spread the honey pots out all over our living room floor. I called out a number and the kids would have to race off to find the honey pot with that number. Once they found their honey pot, they then had to run over to a large bee hive that we created from a recycled snack container and crepe paper. I asked them to count out the number of bees to match the number on their honey pot, and drop them into the large bee hive. To make it harder for my preschooler and kindergartener, I had them close their eyes. This gross motor activity was just what they needed to get some energy out on a rainy afternoon! As a bonus, they were developing their eye-hand coordination, and visual scanning skills as they scanned for numbers and counted out the bees. They have already asked to play this game again! This would be such a fun game for a Winnie The Pooh themed birthday party…and I have two little ones to attest for it being fun!
Honey Bee Sensory Play
Our honey bees were really loved when they were added into a themed sensory bin. I poured in a bag of dried split peas, a few fake flower petals, and a handful of plastic flower beads for fun sensory exploration. A sensory bin is such a great way to explore different textures, manipulate small objects, and develop language with little ones. My kids loved using the honey bees to pinch the flower petals and buzzzzz around, only to drop the petal back into the bin. This sensory bin stayed out in our dining room for a few days and was played with quite often!
Honey Bee Treat
We had such a great time watching The Adventures of Winnie The Pooh and then playing all of our honey bee games and activities, that we worked up an appetite. I threw together a quick bee hive snack made from a marshmallow and melted butterscotch chips. This was the perfect ending to a fun day. If you are planning a Winnie The Pooh party or movie play date, I hope you will use some of our ideas!