Spring has officially arrived, which means there will soon be lots of insects buzzing and flying around. Most of these insects (except for butterflies) are seen as annoying pests or are feared by children and adults alike. The bumblebee is an insect that people generally try to avoid because they don’t want to get stung, but the bumblebee plays a significant role in our world as a pollinator. This is because bumblebees are strong flyers that have the unique ability to help plants produce more fruit by vibrating flowers until they release pollen (National Wildlife Federation). As an educator, you can use the spring season as an opportunity to teach children that bumblebees aren’t something to be feared. Be sure to include one (or all) of the cute bumblebee crafts featured below in your lesson plans!
- April 13, 2017