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Bee Week (Monday)


Musical Drawings: Provide the children with large pieces of paper and crayons or felt-tip markers. Play the classical piece "The Flight of the Bumblebee" by Rimsky-Korsakov. Encourage the children to think of their crayons or markers as "bees" as they draw to the music.

Bumblebees: Put one black and one yellow pipe cleaner side by side and wrap them around your index finger. Continue wrapping until the "body" of the bee is approximately 2.5 centimeters long. Slide off your finger and trim off the excess pipe cleaner. Twist the tail end together to make the stinger. Take flexible wire and cut two pieces approximately 5 centimeters in length. Twist the wire into the wing shape, ensuring the ends cannot come apart. Cut a flat square out of yellow or white stockings approximately 5 centimeters by 5 centimeters. Fold the stocking square over the wire, pull the edges to where the wire is twisted together and tie off firmly with a piece of thread. Repeat this process for the second wing. Hold the two wings together so that the twisted ends are slightly overlapping. Slide the ends between the third and fourth stripe of the body. (You will be surprised at how effectively the wings stay in!) Finally, glue on joggle eyes.


Bumblebee on My Nose: (Sung to: "Jingle Bells")

Bumblebee, bumblebee,

Landing on my toes.

Bumblebee, bumblebee,

Now he's on my nose.

On my arms, on my legs,

On my elbows.

Bumblebee, oh, bumblebee,

Now he lands and then he goes!


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