Bears and Bees Storytime!

Here’s a fun storytime about bees that your 3-5 is sure to love!

Sing (To the tune of "If you’re happy and you know it")

If you want to hear a story, clap your hands
If you want to hear a story, clap your hands
If you want to hear a story, if you want to hear a story, if you want to hear a story, clap your hands.

More verses: Stomp your feet, spin around, do all three, sit right down.

Storyline Online

Listen to Rashida Jones as she reads to Please, Please the Bees written and illustrated by Gerald Kelley.

Fingerplay - Here is The Beehive (Click here for a video!)

Here is the beehive, (Hold your fist up in the air)
Where are the bees? (Hold other hand up like a question) 
Hidden away where nobody sees.(Move question hand around your fist)
Watch and you’ll see them come out of the hive. (Bend your head close to the fist, and "look" inside it!)
One...two...three...four...five! They’re alive! (Count on your fingers)
Buzz...buzz...buzz...buzz...buzz. (Wave with your fingers!)

ACTION SONG: Teddy Bear Teddy Bear Turn Around (Click here for a video!)

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Turn around
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Touch the ground
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Reach up high
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Touch the sky
Reach way up! Good job.

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Find your nose
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Touch your toes
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Touch your knees
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Sit down please
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Sit down please

Cooking Activity: Honey Banana Treats

Benedict worked very hard in the warm weather to make it right with the bees. Here is a delightfully sweet treat that can keep both you and Benedict cool!

Ingredients

  • 2 large bananas
  • Honey
  • Your favorite cereal

Step 1: Peel bananas and cut them in half. Put on a plate and freeze until firm.

Step 2: Coat frozen bananas with honey and roll in cereal. Add chocolate drizzle, if desired.

Step 3: Eat immediately or freeze until ready to eat.

 

More books on bees at the library!

Give Bees A Chance

Give Bees a Chance by Bethany Barton
Call Number: E BAR

Bee-wiggedBee-Wigged by Cece Bell 
Call Number: E BEL

Buzzy the BumblebeeBuzzy the Bumblebee by Denise Brennan-Nelson  
Call Number: E BRE

Jam  HoneyJam & Honey by Melita Morales
Call Number: E MOR

The Honeybee ManThe Honeybee Man by Lela Nargi
Call Number:  E NAR

Bizzy Mizz LizzyBizzy Mizz Lizzie by David Shannon 
Call Number: E SHA