Bees, Honey, and Pollinators were how we celebrated our latest nature book club, Little Bea Nature Book Club.
Little Bea Nature Book Club Discussion
This month our book club was on the book, Little Bea by Daniel Roode. My youngest received her first Little Bea book as a gift when she was in kindergarten and introduced us all to the world of this sweet bee and her friends.
Little Bea meets a lot of friends as she flies around. In this book club, we talked about pollinators. Many of us had no clue there were so many pollinators in nature. We obviously knew about bees and butterflies, but we were surprised that bats, ladybugs, and ants are also pollinators. We found this great site (below) that taught us a lot about pollinators.
Pollination may occur as cross-pollination between plants, or when pollinators (bees, insects and birds) transport pollen from one plant to another. Butterflies, like beetles, ants, flies, bees, wasps and moths are the primary animal pollinators. Birds and bats are important pollinators too. Flowers contain parts to entice pollinators and produce seeds.
Little Bea Nature Book Club Snacks
Well, this was a no brainer... we had honey! This month was a bit busy, so we opted to buy our snacks instead of making them from scratch. I personally like Honey Nut Cheerios, but we found lots of Honey related snacks at our local grocery, like:
Little Bea Nature Book Club Activities
We grabbed our nature journals and took a nature walk outside to see little bees in action. In our front yard, we have a large bush that has always attracted bees. So, we stopped by to see what other pollinators we could find.
We found ants, bumble bees, honey bees, and various other flying creatures that were too fast for us to photograph. In fact, we enjoyed ourselves so much that my husband bought us a bee hive kit! So, I guess I'll have to get over my fear of being stung. Stay tuned!
Little Bea Online Nature Book Club
Want to learn about pollinators without all the hassle of creating your lessons from scratch? Then check out our Online Nature Book Club below.
Go on a nature trek with us based on the book, Little Bea. During this online book club, we will go on rabbit trails of discovery about the bees, pollinators, and more. We will find ways to learn by experiencing parts of the book through arts and crafts.
We will add a little nature study magic dust and go on outdoor adventures into nature.
At the conclusion of the story, we will have a "party school" celebrating bees.
Take a Sneak Peek into our Little Bea Online Nature Book Club:
Adding adventure to the picture book, Little Bea
Now for the awesome Nature Book Club!
The Nature Book Club is a monthly link-up beginning on the 20th day of each month. It’s a monthly book club devoted to connecting children to nature through books. Each month has a different theme. We welcome your nature book and activity related links!
This Month's Nature Book Club theme:
The Nature Book Club is brought to you by these 3 nature loving bloggers and myself who are your co-hosts! Are you following them? If you don’t want to miss anything, be sure to follow each one.
Here are the co-hosts, their choices of books, and activities for the month:
Teach Beside Me - A Butterfly is Patient - Flapping Butterfly Craft
Eva Varga - Visit with an Apiculturalist
Something 2 Offer - Pollinator Observation
Hi, I’m Dachelle. I’m a homeschooling mom of 3 in the South. I love chocolate and have been known to hide it from my children. I can often be found reading a good book (or even sometimes just an okay book) and enjoying a jar of Nutella — don’t judge. I blog, here, at HideTheChocolate.com when I’m not creating book clubs and making lists…lots and lots of lists (it’s an addiction). Learn more…