Thursday, June 10, 2010

StART--King Solomon and the Bee

This week for our kindergarten work we are concentrating on the letter "Bb". When I saw the book, King Solomon and the Bee, I knew it was just the thing for keeping with this weeks theme.
The letter "Bb", bugs and bees. A perfect fit.
"In this adaptation of the traditional legend, King Solomon is not only wise, but also able to talk to animals. After being stung on the nose, he summons all manner of insects to appear before him and demands to know who dared to attack him. A small bee confesses and begs forgiveness, promising to do the king a favor later. Solomon laughs, but the bee later helps him pass a test put to him by the Queen of Sheba." School Library Journal
The obvious choice of craft was a bumble bee craft.
We used:
craft sticks
black permanent marker
pom pom
wiggle eyes
black pipe cleaners
This is a super easy craft!
The first step is to draw black "bumblebee" lines on the craft stick.
I used yellow craft sticks, but you could paint them yellow.
Glue a pom pom to one end of the craft stick as seen in a picture below.
Glue wiggle eyes onto pom pom.
Use a black pipe cleaner to make wings and a "stinger".
The kids have been playing with these all day---and they were super simple to make.
Make sure to check out other stART projects here and
We Made It projects at Ramblings of a Crazy Woman.


Brimful Curiosities said...

Our VBS has a bee theme this year so I've been on the look-out for crafts. Cute is the pipe cleaner attached?

jennwa said...

Super cute bees. Love them. You always have such great projects.
Thanks for sharing them.

Charlene said...

Cute bees!

I love big families (mine isn't quite as big as yours, I only have 6 kids), so I'm following your blog :)

Stopping by from stART!

Helen said...

that is such a great craft... this month I am doing bugs with my daughter and this will be fun to make ... thanks for sharing

Michelle said...

These are so cute!!! Thank you for linking up to stART :0)