Did your kids know that bees are important pollinators? They play a crucial role in our ecosystem, and without them, many plants would not be able to reproduce.
That’s why it’s so important to teach kids about bees and their importance.
This bee paper bag puppet craft is a great way for kids to learn more about these fascinating creatures.
It’s also a fun way for them to get creative and use their imaginations.
Let your kids put on their own puppet show with these adorable little bees! All you need are some basic supplies and a few minutes to create this craft.
Also, be sure to check out all of our paper bag puppet crafts for more fun ideas!
Paper Bag Bee Craft
- Brown paper bags
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Bee template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the bee template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Take the eyes and glue them above the mouth.
Place the cheeks just below and slightly outside the eyes.
Next, take the antennae and glue them to the back and top of the bee’s head.
Begin to create the bee’s body by gluing the stripes along the main portion of the body.
Position the stinger at the bottom of the body and glue it to the back.
Take the completed body and glue it to the main portion of the brown paper bag.
Next, take the completed head and glue it to the flap portion of the bag.
Finish off the bee by gluing the wings on either side of the body in between the sides of the bag.
Isn’t this such a cute spring craft? We think your kids will love it!
Insect Ideas For Kids
Creating a fun and engaging insect unit study for kids is a great way to keep the learning going. With spring just around the corner, there is no better time to start exploring the fascinating world of bugs.
Whether you are looking for crafts, hands-on activities, or printable worksheets, there are plenty of tools out there that can help to make learning fun and exciting. Read on below for our favorite ideas!
Insect Books For Kids
Reading aloud is one of the best activities a parent or teacher can engage in with children. Not only does it encourage a love of reading and books, but it also provides children with a wonderful opportunity to practice their language skills, build their imaginations, and hone their listening skills.
When adults read aloud to kids, they not only expand kids’ vocabularies by introducing new words and concepts, but they also help to refine kids’ communication skills by teaching them how to correctly enunciate words and speak with expression.
Furthermore, reading aloud helps kids develop confidence as they gain experience speaking in front of others. Overall, there truly is no better way for kids to explore the world of literature than through the joy of storytelling!
Try adding in some of these popular insect books:
Whenever we introduce a new theme or if we want to go deeper into it, we always start with children’s books! They’re an easy way to fill time and help kids learn to read or develop their vocabulary. Below are some of our favorite insect books for kids!
The Very Quiet Cricket– Everyone loves Eric Carle and this book is just as good as all his others! In it, a cricket is trying to discover how to make a sound, but when he rubs his legs together nothing happens. Follow him on his journey to find his very own sound! Kids love the ending where he and your child can hear the chirping!
Bugs A to Z is a great introductory insect book for kids. It’s great for kids to browse through and look at pictures and to find a short snippet about each bug.
Ten Little Ladybugs – This cute book is not only fun to read, but also fun to touch! Kids will want to read this book day after day and it helps them learn to count.
Crafting is a great activity for young kids because it helps to promote creativity and fine motor skills. With crafting, kids can explore their imaginations and express themselves in unique ways.
Additionally, crafting can help to improve hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. So not only is crafting fun, but it can also be educational and beneficial for kids!
Add in some more crafts with some of our favorite bug ones below:
Butterfly Stick Puppet – This craft is easy for kids to make and is a great way to encourage their imaginations. Plus, it’s lots of fun! Your kids can now flutter their butterflies around anywhere they go. Let their imagination take flight this spring with this fun and easy craft.
Ladybug Headband Craft – What could be cuter than a ladybug headband? This simple papercraft is great for pretend play and helps encourage your child’s imagination. Plus, it’s a fun way to work on fine motor skills. Just print out the template, cut out the shapes, and let your little artist assemble the headband. They’ll love pretending to be a cute little ladybug!
Handprint Bee Craft – This no-paint handprint bee craft is perfect for younger kids! It’s a simple and fun craft that results in a cute keepsake. Plus, it’s a great way to introduce kids to the importance of bees in our ecosystem.
Tissue Paper Butterflies – This activity is not only colorful and engaging but also allows kids to get creative with their choice of colors and patterns. Plus, it requires just a few simple materials, making it an easy and enjoyable activity that can be done anytime. Whether you are looking for an activity to keep your little ones occupied on a rainy spring day or you want to give your older kids something fun to do after school, this butterfly craft is sure to delight kids of all ages.
Bee Activities For Kids
Looking for a fun, no-prep activity for your little ones? These bug color by number printables are a great way to keep kids entertained while also helping them practice number recognition. There are a variety of different designs to choose from, so you can find the perfect one for your child. Plus, coloring by number is a great way to help kids develop fine motor skills. So print out a few of these pages and let the fun begin!
Preschoolers are naturally curious about the world around them, and one of the best ways to tap into that curiosity is through bug-themed educational activities. These preschool bug activities can help to enhance kids’ fine motor skills, support their developing pattern recognition abilities, foster their social-emotional skills, and improve their handwriting.
A bug sensory bin is a great way for kids to explore the world around them without staring at a screen all day. By providing them with a variety of objects to touch, smell, and see, they can use their senses to learn about the world around them. Plus, it’s a great way to keep them entertained!
Share With Us
Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!
For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!
- Brown paper bags
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Bee template
- Download the bee template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Take the eyes and glue them above the mouth.
- Place the cheeks just below and slightly outside the eyes.
- Next, take the antennae and glue them to the back and top of the bee's head.
- Begin to create the bee's body by gluing the stripes along the main portion of the body.
- Position the stinger at the bottom of the body and glue it to the back.
- Take the completed body and glue it to the main portion of the brown paper bag.
- Next, take the completed head and glue it to the flap portion of the bag.
- Finish off the bee by gluing the wings on either side of the body in between the sides of the bag.