Buzzing little bumble bee prints in preschool

This is a simple bumble bee activity box to throw together….

All you need are yellow ink pads, black crayons, and some pieces of paper….

Invite the children to press their fingers on the yellow ink pad and then make yellow prints on their paper…

Once they have their prints on the paper, invite the children to use a black crayon or marker to add additional bumble bee features…

Some of the children really went all out adding all the extra features to their bumble bee prints..

Other children preferred just to explore with the finger printing process…

A simple way to let little busy bees explore!  This little girl made an entire bumble bee family…

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By |2011-05-15T14:03:02+00:00May 15th, 2011|

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Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Holly Davis May 15, 2011 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    What a cute idea! This would make very cute wrapping paper!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. May 15, 2011 at 11:05 pm - Reply

      Yes it would:) I will have to keep that in mind!

  2. Heatehr Howie May 15, 2011 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    We did this last year for Mother’s Day. We added the bumble bees to Handprint Flowers. It was a big hit!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. May 15, 2011 at 11:05 pm - Reply

      That’s a great idea for a Mother’s day gift!

  3. maggie davidson July 2, 2011 at 9:23 am - Reply

    I really like the idea I got from your web-side, I am being working with kids ages 4 months thrue 12 years old. but I am having problem find activities for 3 to 4 years old childrens, I need some actitivities to practices cutting with scisor and some for ccounting.

    thanks so much.


  4. кєяo October 29, 2011 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    That’s look cute. I’m definitely going to try this with my class of 4 year olds.

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