Lesson: Bees live in a hive
Purpose: Like ants bees have a queen ( larger than the other bees ). They work together to take care of the hive.
Lesson: Make a hive using the shape hexagon.
Add the queen and the worker ants to the hive you created.
Learning standard: Compare using descriptions and drawings to explain what a beehive looks like.
Learning outcomes: I would like the children to learn that beehives and ant colonies are similar. ( they both have a queen and the others work together like a family to keep their home clean and safe )
Motivational techniques: Look at the picture of a beehive below
Procedure:1. Make a hexagon out of a piece of cardboard.( 3 inch diameter ) Cut it out
2. On a piece of paper trace hexagons close together to create a hive
3. Then with your finger prints add the bees ( Thumb for the queen and a finger for the worker bees.) Add 6 small legs and 2 antennas to your bees. You can use yellow paint, food coloring, mustard for the bees.
Materials: cardboard, paper, yellow paint, markers or crayons, scissors
Wrap up: Your child made the inside of a beehive using the shape hexagon
Assessment: You can make a larger hive by using a bigger hexagon and a large piece of paper
Modifications; Cut out large hexagons and place them together with tape on your living room floor to create a beehive in your house. Pretend you are the queen and put toys, snacks, dolls into the hexagons.
Helpful Hints: If you don’t have cardboard you can use a cereal box