Bees in Honeycombs: Cut empty toilet tissue tubes and paper towel tubes into sections of varying lengths. Let the children make honeycombs by paper-clipping or gluing sections of tubes together, side by side. Then have the children make bees, using playdough for bodies and peppercorns for eyes. Bake the playdough bees at 250 degrees for about an hour, depending on their sizes. Let the children glue their bees to their honeycombs.
Here is the Beehive:
Cut a beehive shape and five bee shapes out of felt. Attach the bees in a column to a piece of yarn or fishing line and place them on a flannelboard. Before you recite the poem below, place the beehive over the bee column, leaving the top of the piece of yarn exposed. Then read the poem. As you begin counting, slowly pull the bees out of the beehive, one at a time.
Here is the beehive.
Where are the bees?
Hidden away where nobody sees.
Here they come buzzing
Out of the hive -
One, two, three, four, and five!