Bees are fascinating creatures! I always try to show them to my preschoolers when we are outside, but most of them just run the opposite way screaming in fear of being stung. That’s one reason why Digital Bee Life Cycle Activities for Kids can be a great resource for teaching about bees. Colorful bee life cycle pictures and an interactive activity make teaching about the life cycle of a bee for kids fun and free from the risk of being stung!
Not only is this a fantastic science activity, but it also makes a great activity for reading practice. The predictable sentence structure on the slides makes for an awesome pre-reading activity.
Why Are Life Cycle Activities For Kindergarten Important?
Life cycle science activities are an important part of kindergarten science.
Life cycle diagrams and charts are a wonderful, visual way to teach about how living creatures grow and develop.
Learning about life cycles can give children a greater appreciation for nature and living things. This in turn will hopefully help them care about the environment and about taking care of our planet.
The life cycle of a honey bee stages included in this digital activity are egg, larva, pupa, and adult.
Learning about the life cycle of a honey bee will hopefully spark interest in your students and inspire them to ask more questions about bees. Here are some questions about bees your child may have, or questions you can research more about bees with them:
- What is a queen bee?
- What is the job of worker bees?
- How is an adult bee different from a pupa?
- What other insects lay eggs?
- How is the life cycle of a butterfly similar and different from a bee?
How To Use This Bee Life Cycle Stages Activity:
After you enter your email address below, check your email for a link to this digital activity. Once you open the download, you will be given the option to open the activity in Google Slides or Seesaw.
If using the Google Slides version, be sure to follow the prompts to “Make a Copy” of the digital activity. This will allow you to easily share the activity with your students.
Once the activity is copied and opened in “edit” mode on Google Slides, you will be able to interact with the activity.
To use the activity in Seesaw, click the text tool “T” and you will be able to drag and drop the vocabulary to the correct space on each slide.
There are two parts to this digital interactive activity, a bee life cycle chart and a complete the sentence activity.
In the first activity, children will complete the honey bee life cycle diagram by dragging and dropping the name of each stage to the matching picture.
For the second part of this bee activity, there are four slides with the sentence starter “I see a…” and an image of a bee life cycle. Your child will choose the stage name that matches the picture and drag and drop it to complete the sentence.
Other Ways To Use This Activity:
- Looking for a bee life cycle printable to accompany this digital activity? Try out this free, printable bee play dough life cycle activity.
- There is such a wide range of insect and animal life cycles to learn about. Check out our butterfly life cycle, frog life cycle, ladybug life cycle, and plant life cycle activities.
- Practice writing the science vocabulary words on a white board, or slip the word written on a piece of paper into a clear plastic sleeve for some tracing practice.
- Sensory bins can be a wonderful way to teach about life cycles. Write the name of each bee life cycle on an index card and hide them in this honey bee sensory bin for some more hands on fun!
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