My posts are a bit late, because I have been in a constant state of busy since January. But I have to say that the month of April was super fun for me. We were working on Bees and Butterflies! I love this theme because we are able to order the butterflies and ladybugs from Amazon and watch them grow in our classroom.
Our first project with this theme was to make bee hats. We LOVED our bee hats. I think they loved them because of the color of the paper. It was so bright and cheerful it’s just hard to not be happy with life when you are working with the lovely bright color of yellow.
The way I expanded the lesson for the children with the bee hats, is by having us dance to the song Bumble bee buzz by the Laurie Berkner Band and singing the I Caught a little Baby Bumble Bee. We also pretended to be little bees who buzzed around the room and when scared we would pretend to sting who was next to us.
This allowed me to help with the high energy going through the classroom that week and were able to learn about the different types of bees and the reasons that bees end up stinging people in the first place.
The one thing I would have loved to do with the bee hats if I had remembered was to try to go on a Bee Hive Hunt. Which is basically me changing the words to the Bear Hunt to fit things the bee would do and going on a nature walk afterwards to look for flowers and bees.
I like that we have the make and play activities in the Mother Goose Time curriculum. It allows the children to develop their imagination and have fun with what we are doing. The forget that they are learning new information and they just have fun with me and the rest of their class.
I hope you enjoyed out Buzz buzz buzz on the Butterflies and Bees theme!
Live Long and Keep Teaching!