Early Level – ‘The Bumblebear’

Created on: 22 Dec 2020 | Last modified: 21 Apr 2023

HWB Focus: Mental and Emotional HWB, Relationships

Week 1


Week 2

  • Recap on the story of ‘Bumblebear’. Parents may want to read the story again with the children or invite the children to tell them the story, using their Bumblebear or Bumblebee puppets from last week’s activities.

Maybe their parents/carers could record the dance and you can play back the dances in class with your own panel of Strictly Come Dancing Bee judges!

  • Now it’s time for some art. Get a blank piece of paper and let the pen be the bumblebee. Remember not to lift the pen from the paper – where will it land? Now invite the children to colour the sections between the loops to make a funky art picture.  Here’s what it might look like - https://lwvogue.com/abstract-art-project-for-kids/

  • For nursery children, have fun with a bee counting song for numbers to ten - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWUgZm_AE64

  • For P1 children – they may want to explore some common 2D shapes. This resource may be helpful - https://firstlook.educationcity.com/content/index/35569 What shape makes up a honeycomb?  Can they make a bee picture using the shapes they have learned about?

  • The children might enjoy helping the bees to collect the pollen from the flowers in the following interactive game - https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/g758zk3wbh?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fcbeebies%2Fgames%2Fmargarets-marigolds-game

  • Transition – for those children moving into Primary 1 (but even for nursery children going back to nursery after a holiday or period of remote learning), talk to them about what they think school (or nursery) will be like when they get there. This activity helps to support discussions about what the first day at school might be like and helps the children to create their own character to explore the classroom. ‘My First Day at School’ - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhtcvk7/articles/znc9vk7

  • For P1 (and older siblings) – talk about what they missed about school when they are not present and what they most look forward to when they return. Maybe they could create a message for the new P1 children – ‘The best thing about Primary 1 is ….’ and draw a picture. 

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