All About Bees features five drop-in activities: 1) Be the Beekeeper, 2) Honey Tasting, 3) Rolled Wax Candles, 4) The Bee Box, and 5) Honey Bee Anatomy. A grant from the American Association of Professional Apiculturists (AAPA) Extension Activities Award allowed me to purchase new supplies for the program, including colorful wax for candle making, a new teaching hive, and honey sticks to pass out.
One subject most kids enjoy learning about is animals. Picture books with animal characters are firm favorites with the younger crowd, and non-fiction books about animals are popular with curious older kids. Kids also love to observe animals, in real life visits to the zoo perhaps, or via some of the well-made documentaries available. Children with access to companion animals learn lots about the special joy such animals bring to our lives. There are a number of fascinating websites devoted to helping us learn about animals. Here are some you might like to explore with your kids.