Quick summary: In this activity children investigate bees in the yard and learn how to be safe around bees. Younger children go out into the yard and observe bees before participating in a guided role-play around bees, collecting pollen and nectar and returning to the hive. Older children go outside to observe bees before conducting an experiment to find out what colour flowers bees like best. This activity is designed to help connect children to the wonders of the natural world through sensory and play-based learning.
EYLF Learning Outcome
Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
4. Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment
Outcome 4: Children are involved and confident learners
1. Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
2. Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, enquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating
4. Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies, and natural and processed materials
Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators
1. Children interact verbally and non verbally with others for a range of purposes
Unit of work: Love Food? Love Seeds! – Early Learning
Ages 3 to 5 –
- Plants with different coloured flowers (staff or families could bring potted plants with colourful flowers to the centre for this activity).
- Bee Observation Tally Sheet
- Optional – Flower Template
Cool Australia would like to acknowledge the support of the Seedlings Early Years Education for Sustainability (EYEfS) program.