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Simple Jello Bee Pollination Experiment for Kids

Kids will have fun learning what bees, bugs, and insects are doing when they are pollinating flowers, fruits, and vegetables with this SIMPLE pollination experiment. In this Jello Experiment toddler, preschool, pre-k, and first graders will pollinate flowers with our bee template and printables to visually see what happens. This bee experiment is quick and easy and perfect for spring or summer learning and summer camps too!

Kids will have fun learning what bees, bugs, and insects are doing when they are pollinating flowers, fruits, and vegetables with this SIMPLE pollination experiment. In this Jello Experiment toddler, preschool, pre-k, and first graders will pollinate flowers with our bee template and printables to visually see what happens. This bee experiment is quick and easy and perfect for spring or summer learning and summer camps too!

Pollination Experiment

Save the bees! We’ve all heard that bees and other insects are important for pollinating to give us pretty flowers, fruits, and vegetables. But the concept of pollination can be tricky for kids to understand, especially preschoolers, kindergartners, and grade 1 students. This¬†pollination experiment is perfect for your bee theme, for World Bee Day on May 20th, an insect theme, bug theme, or summer theme learning. THe¬†bee experiment is quick and easy with an¬†aha¬† moment for kids to understand what insects really do with this¬†pollen experiment. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler you will love this¬†bug experiment that makes learning fun!

Complete your letter b week with your kids with the rest of the letter b worksheets, bee life cycle spinner, bee games, and more in our pack! To grab the bee printables for this activity scroll to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> _____ <<. The bee template and flower template are in the pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie and print the template.

Bee Experiment

Bee Experiment

All you need are a few simple materials to try this honey bee experiment:

  • 1/2 teaspoon yellow Jello
  • 1/2 teaspoon blue jello powder or Kool Aid
  • flower and bee printables (below)
  • craft stick or straw
  • tape
  • spray bottle filled with water

Bug Experiments

Jello Experiment

To prepare the activity you will need to:

  • Print the flower and bee templates.
  • You can just set-out four white flower templates on a table or you can create a scene like we did – the experiment works the same whether you go all out or keep it simple!
  • Cut out the bee and tape onto a craft stick or straw. Now roll a piece of tape and stick it to the bees behind. You are ready
  • Now sprinkle 1‚ĀĄ2 teaspoon yellow Jello powder on top of laminated flower picture. Now repeat with blue Jello powder in two separate bowl / flower.

insect experiment

Bug Experiment

Have the bee fly and buzz around and between the 2nd and 3rd flowers as they mock drink the nectar as much as your child likes. Point out to students that the pollen from the plant the fine powder attaches to the bees tape much like pollen from a plant sticks to the bees body.

NOTE: Flower 1 and flower 4 are your control group. No cross-pollination occurs meaning no pollen from a different flower ends up there.

summer experiments

Summer Experiments

Now spray both all 4 flowers gently with a mist of water – both the 2 pollinated and the 2 non pollinated flowers. If pollination occurred the color should not just be yellow or blue, but some green to show a mix of yellow and blue pollen – pollination has occurred.

pollenation experiment worksheet

There is also a helpful worksheet to help lead children through the scientific method as they complete this pollination science experiment if you like.

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Want to see more of this fun letter b printables for preschoolers? Take a peak at all 50+ pages of letter b worksheets and activities to learn the letter b plus so much more!

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Bee Activities for Kids

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Plant Activities

This simple blooking flowers preschool science experiment is so simple and COOL you will hardly relized kids are learning! In this flower experiment, children will learn about capillary action for kids! Simply print flower template and grab some water to watch this magical capillary action experiment perfect for toddler, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students. This clever twist on the awlking water experiment is sure to be a hit with your young learners.  Spring is a great time to dive into this beautiful and fun spring science project! This flower science experiment is an flower craft, flower activity, and flower science all mixed into one amazing Flower STEM activity! This flower activity for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade allows children to make and grow their own flower crystals. This is a fun spring activity for kids! plant activities for preschoolers  grass head activity for kindergarten

Plant Experiments

Learn about amazing plants for kids iwith this intersting and fun botany lesson for kids! From fascinating facts about plants for kids, plant worksheets, hands-on plant activities, creative plant experiments, and even tests with answer keys to test what your child has learned, you will love this fun printable science lesson for kids! Use this plant lesson with first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, and 8th graders too.

 >>>> Get our plant lesson here <<<<<

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Plant Printables

After a long, dreary winter nothing says spring like pretty blooming flower bulbs! One of my favorite spring flowers are hyacinth because they are not only pretty, but they smell amazing too! This pretty hyacinth craft is not only a beautiful flower craft, but it is SUPER easy too! This flower craft for preschool, toddler, pre-k, and kindergarten uses a couple common materials and gift bows! This lovely spring craft for preschoolers is bound to be one of your new favorite flower activities.    delphinium flower craft for kids  Make a beautiful spring tulip craft while recycling an old egg cartoon in this fun flower craft for kids. This tulip craft for kids is fun for all ages from preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and up.  This is such a fun tulip craft idea to make a pretty bouquet of tulips for a mother's day craft or simply a flower craft for a spring craft for kids or flower theme.

Flower Crafts

FREE Flower Upper and Lowercase Letter Matching - kids will have fun practicing matching letters in this fun alphabet activity for preschool and kindergarten age kids perfect for spring or summer learning. #alphabet #preschool #kindergarten FREE Flower Shape Playdough Mats - this free printable shape activity is a fun way for toddler, preschool, and kindergarten age kids to practice learning shapes in a fun, hands on math activity perfect for spring or summer #preschool #shapes #playdoughmats  This super cute, free printable flower activity for preschoolers is a great way for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten age students to practice their alphabet letters and the sounds they make. In this Beginning Sounds Activity, kids will sort the flower petals onto the correct flowers based on the beginning sound of the image on the petal. This initial sounds game is lots of fun and great practice too. Simply print pdf file with beginning sounds games and you are ready to improve literacy skills while completing this fun activity.  Make learning fun this spring and summer with these super cute flower worksheets. These flower worksheets for preschoolers include a variety of math and literacy skills with a fun flower theme for toddler, preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten age students. Simply print pdf file with preschool spring worksheets and you are ready to play and learn with a Flower Activities for Preschool. 

Flower Printables

Looking for some fun, educational spring theme ideas to make learning fun this April and May? Check out these fun resources:

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Summer Activities for Preschoolers

In between reading a good book, sneak in some epic fun with these summer activities for kids of all ages:

 

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Apples Math Number Bonds Activities

Make working on addition within 10 fun with apple math! This fun, free printable, number bonds activities is a great way for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten age students to practice visually adding to 10. Use this apple activity for kids in your September apple theme or as extra practice at school or at home. Simply print apple printables and you are ready to play and learn!

Make working on addition within 10 fun with apple math! This fun, free printable, number bonds activities is a great way for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten age students to practice visually adding to 10. Use this apple activity for kids in your September apple theme or as extra practice at school or at home. Simply print apple printables and you are ready to play and learn!

 

 

Apple Math

It’s time to practice adding! You can help preschoolers and kindergartners get excited about number bonds practice with an educational activity with a cute apple math printable! This apple math uses hands-on manipulatives help make this number bonds make sense to early learners. Children will add mini erasers, unifix cubes, or other manipulatives to help them visually see how the two sets of numbers together form a number bond. Then they will write the addition equation they made and add figures to the ten frame too. This is such a fun apple activity for kindergartners!

Apple Printables

Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and clicking on the text link that says >> _____<<. The alphabet math activity pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie and print the pages to play this number bond activity.

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Number Bonds Activities

Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> Download <<. The pdf file will open in a new window to save the freebie and print the pages. Now  print off the activity sheet with the number bonds on it and laminate. Next, print off the numbers and place them in large learning cubes. Finally grab some apple erasers and a dry erase marker and you are ready to go. To add in some fine motor skills, you can use jumbo fine motor tweezers.

Number Bonds to 10 Activities

Now it is time to practice adding within 10. First, have your little one roll both the large learning cubes. These will be the numbers they will be adding.

Apple Number Bonds Printable

Addition within 10

Let’s say, your child rolled a four. They will pick up four apples and place them in the first circle.
If the other number they rolled is a six, they will then place six apples in the next circle.
Once both circles are filled, the child will count up how many apples they used and write that number in the final circle!
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Apple Activity for Kids

Now we move to the ten frames. The children will simply place four apples in the frame, and then add the other six. Using the ten frame it is easy to see that 6 + 4 = 10.

Apple Activity for Kindergarten

The final step is to put it all together and create an equation. The children will use the numbers they rolled to help them create the equation.
We know that our little one rolled a 4 and a 6, so these are the numbers we are adding. We also know that when we add 6 + 4, we get 10. So ten will go after the equal sign. It is our sum.
This adding within 10 activity is that simple. Children can practice adding over and over in a fun, hands on way.

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Number Bond Printables

Lookign for more number bond activities for kids? Check out these fun, free resources:

Count to 20 Hole Punching Apple Munching  FREE Apple Preschool Worksheets  Count to 10 Apple Playdough Mats FREE Apple Multiplication Game - this free printable math game for fall is LOW prep and perfect for practicing alone or with a friend. for 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students #mathgames #multiplication #apples

Apple Math

Looking for more fun apple and activities and free apple printables? You will love these apple activities for kindergarten and apple activities for preschoolers!

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Apple Activities

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Apple Printables

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Apple Crafts for Kids

Bee Printables

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of Preschool Play and Learn. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of 123Homeschool4Me.com and kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com where she shares more than 100,000 pages of FREE worksheets,& educational ideas for PreK-8th grade.

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