The Baby Bumblebee Game

bumblebee

It’s bee season again, and though they may ruin
some picnics and other outings, our buzzy friends
can be lots of fun in songs and in games like
this one.

For my Baby Bumblebee Game, you’ll need a 
bumblebee puppet or stuffed animal (isn’t the one
in the picture adorable? It’s available here). 

First, sing the Baby Bumblebee song while you 
make the bee fly through the air in front of you:

       I’m bringing home a baby bumblebee,
Won’t my mommy be so proud of me?
I’m bringing home a baby bumblebee,
Ow! It stung me!

Just before the last line, make the bumblebee 
tickle you on the head. Then look at the bee
and make it giggle, “hee-hee-hee.”

Then tell your class that the bee would like to
pretend to “sting” one of them! Have the children
sit in a circle and close their eyes. They can sing
along with you while you walk around the center of
the circle and sing the Baby Bumblebee song. 

“Sting” the head of one of the children before the
last line. Everyone will want to be stung!

If you teach 4’s or 5’s, tell them that if the bee
“stings” them, they can be the one to say, “Ow!
It stung me!”

Make sure to show the children ahead of time
that your bee friend is soft, friendly and does not
really sting!

If there isn’t time to repeat the song enough times
for every child to be “stung,” just go around the
room quickly and give each child a friendly sting
on the head.

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