Fingerprint Bees

Fingerprint Bees


  • flower stickers
  • yellow stamp pads or sponges with yellow paint
  • white paper
  • black and green washable markers

Background Information

Bees are important visitors to the flowers. Flowers give the bees a sweet drink called nectar. They drink the nectar through a long tongue that acts as a straw. While the bee is nectaring, it picks up pollen on its body. When it is finished drinking, the bee actually collects pollen in little sacks on its knees to take back to the hive to make food. The bee carries pollen from one flower to the next helping the flowers make seeds.


Observe bees nectaring on a flower. Point out the yellow pollen on their bodies.

Let the children place several flower stickers on their paper. (Older children can use a green marker to add stems and leaves.) They then use their fingers and the stamp pad to make two or three fingerprints around each flower. Using the marker they add stripes and wings to their “bee”.

Activities provided by:

Fontenelle Forest
1111 N. Bellevue Blvd.
Bellevue, NE 68005

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Category: Group Activities

Iowa Early Learning Standards:
8.2, 9.1, 9.3, 9.4, 13.1, 14.3

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