Happy Earth Week! We’re celebrating all week long with daily Earth EDventures. Today’s theme will really get your kiddos buzzing: it’s all about bees!

We know that staying home during COVID19 can be a challenge. Therefore, each day schools are closed, (cool) progeny will offer easy activities to keep the the whole family engaged. If you try any of these activities, post pictures to Facebook and Instagram and tag us (#coolprogeny and @coolprogeny). After all, we’re all in this together!

You can download a PDF of these ideas here.

Did you miss a day of our Cool Fun at Home series? No worries! You can view all of our (cool) fun at home ideas here.

EARTH WEEK: All About Bees!

Earth Week EdVentures: All About Bees!

EXPLORE OUTSIDE

Buzzy Friends

Spring is in the air and flowers are blooming which makes this the perfect time to have your child imagine that they are a bee!  While outside today, take a look gently inside the flowers. Play close attention to where a bee would land, where the nectar would be found,  and where the pollen is that gets all over the bees body!

LEARN

All About Bees

What’s all the buzz about? You see bees buzzing around when it’s warm outside, hanging out in flowers, but what are they doing? Check out this cool video about bees from SciShow Kids. They help explain what these unBEElievable insects are up to, and how you can tell the difference between a bumblebee and a honey bee!

CREATIVITY CHALLENGE

Make a Bee

Grab an empty cardboard TP tube and check out this adorably BEE-utiful and simple bee craft.

Send a Garden-Gram

Our friends at FreshCut Crafts have an adorable garden paper craft kit — complete with a Bee shape! Purchase one from this local Baltimore County company and have your child send a note to someone they’ve been missing.

MOVE

Buzz Like a Bee

Your child will get up and dance to this remix of the Laurie Berkner Band’s beloved song about buzzing bumble bees! Don’t forget to join Laurie at 10 AM on Facebook Live for a Berkner Break.

BEE-SONGS

Flight of the Bumblebee

Bees move their wings super fast and that action creates the “buzz” sound that we hear. In Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov orchestral piece, ‘Flight Of The Bumblebee,’ he uses instruments to imitate the actions and sounds of a bee.  Challenge your child to listen to the different instruments used in this piece. (Available on Spotify, IHeartRadio, Apple Music.)

BEE-FRIENDLY

Plant a Bee-Friendly Garden!

Bees play a part in every aspect of the ecosystem. Planting a bee-friendly garden will not only lead to healthy and vibrant plants, it will ensure that bees continue to play their critical role in our ecosystem.  Check out this list of bee-friendly ideas for your garden.