In "Creating Home," a Tapestry of Faith program
Say in your own words:
Today we will learn about the animal that lives in this home. Do you know what it is? That's right: bees. Our poster shows the home, the beehive. But where are the bees?
Recite this rhyme to the children and perform the hand movements indicated:
Here is the beehive
(Raise your closed fist with the back of your hand to the children.)
Where are the bees?
Hidden inside where nobody sees.
Now they come creeping out of the hive.
(Slowly begin to unfold your hand.)
One, two, three, four, five...
(Quickly pop up one finger for each number.)
(Move your fingers to imitate bees flying.)
Teach the rhyme, line by line, without the movement. Ask the children to repeat the words after you say each line.
Then ask them to follow your hand motions as you repeat each line, with the movement. Finally, lead the group in saying all the lines together with the movement.
If you have decided to present Alternate Activity 1: Story — Aesop's Fable of the Worker Bee, the Drone, and the Wasp, invite the children to hear you tell the story now. See Alternate Activity 1 for questions to guide a follow-up discussion.
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Last updated on Friday, May 17, 2013.
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