If you’re looking for ideas for life cycle of a bee for kids and need a printable to go with, this bee life cycle craft and activity may be the answer for you.
The bee life cycle wheel will help little ones visualize the four life cycle phases of a honey bee: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. I incorporated the wheel into a bee craft to make the learning process more fun for preschoolers and older kids.
We have created several bee crafts so far but this is our first ever insect life cycle activity. I have to say I really enjoyed creating the template and I may continue with a butterfly life cycle craft.
If used as a school project, this honey bee life cycle can be paired with a research writing for 2nd grade or older.
As many of our 200+ easy crafts for kids, the bee craft is made mainly with paper. You will only need googly eyes and a black marker to finish it.
Bee life cycle craft
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- Bee life cycle printable
- Cardstock paper: white and yellow
- Googly eyes
- Paper fastener
- Hole punch
- Black marker
How to make a bee life cycle craft
Start by printing the first page of the template (bee body and head) on yellow paper and the rest of the template on white paper.
Cut out all the patterns.
Glue antenae to the back of the bee head.
Glue the head with antenae onto the body.
Glue the wings onto the body, two wings on each side of the body.
Add two googly eyes and use a black marker to draw a smile.
Use a hole punch to make a hole in the middle of the bee body. (where marked).
Use a pencil to make a hole in the middle of the bee life cycle wheel. (where marked)
Attach the wheel to the bee with a paper fastener.