Spring is here, and what better way to celebrate than with a fun and easy bee card craft for kids!
This craft is perfect for the season and would also make a special card for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. Your little ones will love giving a homemade bee card to their Mom or Dad to show their love and appreciation!
Kids will have so much fun seeing their cards come to life with just a few simple supplies. Our buzzy-bee craft is suitable for kids of all ages and is the perfect opportunity to practice cutting and handwriting skills.
Just download our free template below and get your kids ready to make these bee-utiful cards!
Check out our cool spring crafts for some more fun and creative ideas! Each craft is a great way to spend quality time with your kids and get them into the spring spirit.
Bee Craft Idea
If you’ve never helped your kids make a homemade card for someone special in their life (especially grandparents!), you’re missing out!
Everyone appreciates the time a child puts into a handmade gift and DIY cards are some of the easiest to make.
On top of that, they’re cheap and require only a few common household supplies!
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Pink marker
- Bee template (download form located at the end of this page)
Download the bee template, print, and cut out the pieces.
Position the three bee stripes along the bee’s body, beginning at the bottom of the bee. Glue in place and cut off the excess paper.
Glue the stinger to the bottom of the bee, on the backside.
Place a wing on each side of the bee and glue to the back.
Use scissors or a paper trimmer to cut out two long, thin rectangles to serve as the bee’s antennae. Glue one on each side of the bee’s head, on the backside of the card.
Use the pink marker to draw on two rosy cheeks.
Open the card and write a cute message!
Don’t you love how cute this bee is?!
We sure do and bet your kids will too!
Making This Craft In The Classroom
Because there are not many steps, this craft is perfect for doing with a group of kids!
Make sure you download the free printable template (enter your email in the form at the end of this page to get your copy) and print out the template that has all the same pieces on one page.
When you use this version of the template, you’ll print it directly on the colored paper that you need. This way you won’t have to deal with cutting out a template, tracing it onto paper, then cutting it out a second time.
It’s such a time-saver!
If you are making this bee craft with younger kids and want to cut down on steps you can also skip the paper stripes.
Instead, have them color the stripes with a black marker. This will save a few steps and they’ll be working on hand-eye coordination!
And, if you’d like a “regular” craft and not a card, simply cut out the bee body shape on a flat piece of paper instead of folding it!
Spring Ideas For Kids
Spring is a wonderful time to engage kids in fun and educational activities. With the warmer weather and longer days, there are plenty of opportunities to explore and learn about the natural world.
Keep reading to discover some of our favorite spring ideas! We are sure your kids will love them as much as we do.
Spring Books For Kids
Reading to kids is not only enjoyable, but it also provides a range of benefits for their development. Spring books can introduce children to new vocabulary and concepts related to the season, such as gardening, animals, weather patterns, and seasonal changes. These books can also help foster a love of nature and an appreciation for the world around us!
In addition, reading aloud to children has been shown to improve their listening and comprehension skills. To give you some storytime ideas, we’ve listed some of our favorite spring books below.
Too Many Carrots: This adorable book about a rabbit with way too many carrots will have your kids giggling! When he loads on too many that he can’t even go in his house, he’s on the hunt for somewhere to live. Read what happens as his friends try to help. This book is cute and has a great message of sharing!
Pete The Cat and the Cool Caterpillar: Pete’s new friend is a caterpillar! But when his best buddy goes missing, Pete has to find out what happened to him. He soon realizes he’s going to need a lot of patience to discover what exactly happened to his caterpillar!
I Don’t Want To Be A Frog: Little frog wants to be anything but, you guessed it, a frog. He tries his hand at being a cat, rabbit, pig, and owl, but he just can’t manage to be like them. All along the way, his dad encourages him to just be a frog, but it’s not until he has a surprise run-in with a wolf that he rethinks what it means to be a frog.
Kids’ Crafts For Spring
Crafting is a fantastic way for children to express their creativity while also developing important skills. Kids who engage in crafts can improve their fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and problem-solving abilities.
Working on a craft project can also enhance their self-esteem and confidence. With this in mind, we have included some fun and easy spring crafts below. Each one will surely bring a smile to your little one’s face!
Frog Paper Cup Craft – Let your kids’ creativity soar with this super cute frog craft. With just some cups, cardstock, and other supplies, they can create their own froggy friends. This craft is great for learning about frogs during the spring and is sure to be a ribbiting time!
Grouchy Ladybug Craft – This craft is perfect for kids who love The Grouchy Ladybug book, and our downloadable templates come with two different ladybug options.
Will your kid make a friendly or grouchy ladybug? Let the crafting begin and see what their imagination can create!
Baa Baa Black Sheep Craft – Sing along to the beloved nursery rhyme and craft a sweet sheep with your little one!
As they carefully cut and paste, kids will develop important skills while also discovering rhyming words. This craft is a baa-rilliant way to bring spring into your home or classroom.
Chick Name Craft – Make learning fun with this adorable chick name craft! With our printable template, your kids can assemble a sweet chick and then spell out their names.
This craft is great for working on letter recognition while also being an engaging activity for your little ones.
Spring Activities For Kids
These butterfly worksheets are a great educational and entertaining activity! From practicing capital and lowercase letters to labeling a butterfly, your kids will have plenty of fun while still learning. Full of colorful illustrations, these worksheets will have your kids fluttering with excitement!
For a hands-on activity, why not try some chick cutting practice worksheets? Kids can strengthen their hand muscles and work on concentration skills with various chick-themed puzzles. These worksheets are a great activity to do alongside learning about the lifecycle of a chicken!
Download our bee activity pages and give your kids a fun way to hone their counting and matching skills. Each activity page has a different puzzle that’ll keep your kids entertained and learning. With colorful illustrations and engaging activities, these pages will have them buzzing!
Let your kids’ imagination take flight with our butterfly color by number printables! These worksheets will introduce them to basic counting and coloring skills. Kids can have fun coloring in the butterflies while practicing number recognition.
Plus, they can choose any colors they want to make their butterflies as unique as possible!
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More Spring Activities
- Colored card stock (in yellow, black and light blue)
- Glue (this one is our favorite)
- Pink marker
- Bee template (download form located at the end of this page)
- Download the bee template, print and cut out the pieces.
- Position the three bee stripes along the bee's body, beginning at the bottom of the bee. Glue in place and cut off the excess paper.
- Glue the stinger to the bottom of the bee, on the backside.
- Place a wing on each side of the bee and glue to the back.
- Use scissors or a paper trimmer to cut out two long, thin rectangles to serve as the bee's antennae. Glue one on each side of the bee's head, on the backside of the card.
- Use the pink marker to draw on two rosy cheeks.
- Open the card and write a cute message!