Montessori Inspired Bee Activities Shelf

Did you know on 20th of May is World Bee Day?

Did you know 20th of May is World Bee Day?

Bees and other pollinators, such as butterflies, bats and hummingbirds, are increasingly under threat from human activities.

Pollination is, however, a fundamental process for the survival of our ecosystems. Nearly 90% of the world’s wild flowering plant species depend, entirely, or at least in part, on animal pollination, along with more than 75% of the world’s food crops and 35% of global agricultural land. Not only do pollinators contribute directly to food security, but they are key to conserving biodiversity.

To raise awareness of the importance of pollinators, the threats they face and their contribution to sustainable development, the UN designated 20 May as World Bee Day.

The goal is to strengthen measures aimed at protecting bees and other pollinators, which would significantly contribute to solving problems related to the global food supply and eliminate hunger in developing countries.

Children are usually very scared of bees and any insect in general. I can understand that, I am scared too! 🙂 I am trying to teach my 4yo how to stay safe around bees by learning more about these amazing creatures and in the same time have fun learning lots of important skills. I am also learning a lot along the way 💛

I loved to create our new Montessori Inspired bee unit study and just used it to create an activity rotation for our shelf, at home. It contains lots of beautiful Montessori inspired activities for preschool age, geared towards children 3 to 5 years old, referring to a mixture of skills level. If you cannot do all the activities together or some of them are not suitable for your child then you can rotate and use when the child is ready for that particular skill or have interest in it.

Our shelf included the following activities that are part of the B is for Bee Learning Pack

🐝a honeybee information card

🐝letter b card for salt writing tray (I used corn for polenta)

🐝letter b for a letter b object basket to practice letter sound


🐝life cycle of a bee

🐝 letter b do-a-dot

🐝body parts of a bee (honeybee)

🐝b is for bee card that I used along the tray “read, create, write”

🐝letter Bb working sheet for letter tracing

🐝bee elements cutting strips 

🐝beehives additions cards

🐝types of bees 3-part cards

🐝counting bees clip cards (Montessori tip: the printable has small square numbers to cutout and glue on the clothespins to allow the number to be seen after the child is clipping the correct number)

You can see this in the video on our IG page

🐝roll it, build it, add it

🐝honeybee 4-piece puzzle

🐝uppercase and lowercase alphabet cards 2 piece puzzles

🐝1:1 correspondence counting cards

In the pack there are many other fun activities such as coloring pages, arts and crafts and bee themed activity ideas, books recommendations, fun facts about bees, information and cards about the pollinators of the world, beehive components informative cards, tracing lines, count and trace and count and color sheets, many pattern and counting activities, 2 posters to hang on a A4 frame, small real images cards to create your own garland and other 2 fun phonetic games.

Check this video here to see more!

More pictures here

I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope it can be of inspiration for anyone of you celebrating with children the World Bee Day! 

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