Building a Honeycomb: Toddler Adaptation

by Katie Brazerol

Honeycomb-Toddler-ActivityLast week we posted an activity on our blog that involved creating a honeycomb for the Busy Birds and Buzzing Bees theme in our April Fireflies® Curriculum Guide (p. 33). You can find that article here. One of our readers asked how the activity might work for toddlers in the Buttercups® age group, so we adapted the activity for those not ready to use clothespins or paper clips. Please note: Although hook and Loop fasteners (Velcro) can be expensive, keep in mind that once you make the rings for this project, the activity can be reused over and over again!

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Building a Honeycomb

Building-a-Honeycombby Katie Brazerol

Cardboard rolls make great pretend honeycombs! In our Fireflies® April Curriculum Guide (p. 33), we suggest creating a honeycomb using cardboard tubes and paper clips. Recap what a honeycomb looks like. A honeycomb is group of wax cells with six sides inside a beehive, used to store honey or protect baby bees. A six-sided shape is called a hexagon. Explain to the children that you will be making honeycombs using sections of cardboard tubing. Here is a step-by-step picture tutorial of how to complete the activity.

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