Just updating our bugs page, only to find we have too many bees! All of Papa’s little critters have been designed with a very important job to do and are vital for life on our planet, so let’s give them their own page. In this post you will find… Bees – FREE colouring pages, puzzles, crafts, paper gifts, stationery and creative ideas… enjoy!
Genesis 1:20-23 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that has life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moves, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
Job 12:7-10 But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach you; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell you; or speak to the earth, and it shall teach you; and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto you. Who knows not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this? In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.
Psalm 33:8 Let all the Earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.
Proverbs 24:13-14 My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste: So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward…
Psalm 19:9-10 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
Psalm 119:103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste; yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth.
Numbers 14:8 If the LORD delight in us, then He will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which flows with milk and honey [a great way to describe lots of green fields and flowers, i.e. lots of cows and lots of bees].
BEES ~ INFORMATION FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Can it Bee (creation.com) Honeybees fly with a remarkable agility that would be the envy of stunt pilots, yet their navigation ‘software’ is packed into a brain the size of a sesame seed… Bees have airspeed gauges; gyroscopes; a ‘compass’ that detects the polarization of sunlight; UV sensors to track the horizon to measure tilt; and two compound eyes, each with 7,000 hexagonal (six-sided) facets. These facets are windows to sub-eyes called ommatidia, which are tiny tubes containing their own lens and light-detecting cells; from scientists who take the Bible seriously.
Plants and Pollinators (answersingenesis) Birds, bats, bees, butterflies, and all sorts of living things are responsible for keeping the plants all around us growing and healthy. God’s design is everywhere, even in the tiniest insects! The next time you see a bumblebee, stop to look at what the little guy is up to; from scientists who take the Bible seriously
A Sweet Revelation (answersingenesis) When I consider the life of the honey bee, I shake my head that I once believed that such creatures were accidental products of blind chance… The honey bee is a wonderful example of this intricate design and complex genetic information, the knowledge of which forever changed my life.
Can Bees see colours? (answersingenesis) Scientists believe that bees can see colors… God created plants on Day Three of Creation Week (Genesis 1:11-13), before He created insects on Day Five. God created flowers first and designed their colors to appear attractive to the bees He would later create…
Creeping, Crawling Critters that show God’s amazing creativity (answersingenesis) What in the world is an entomologist? It’s someone who studies insects. And there are a lot of insects to study! How many are there? Well, those bug-studying entomologists tell us that at least one million different insect species live in the world, but there are probably lots and lots more. Insects can be really tiny and hard to find! Do bugs bug you? Here are some fun facts about some of them; from scientists who take the Bible seriously
Bees outsmart Supercomputers (creation.com) One of the most fiendishly complex mathematical computations is the so-called ‘Travelling Salesman Problem’. Given a list of locations (e.g. cities) and the distances between them, it involves finding the shortest possible route in which each location is visited only once. As the number of locations increases past anything more than a handful, the complexity of the problem increases dramatically, to staggering proportions. Yet bees do it as a matter of course… for hundreds of locations; from scientists who take the Bible seriously.
Honeybees navigate with a Map of Polarized Light (answersingenesis) Bees dance the light fantastic; polarized light imprints GPS directions on the honeybee brain’s genes; The more we find out how honeybees make their way around the landscape, the more awed we feel at the elegant way they solve very complicated problems of navigation… and then communicate them to other bees; include a snippet for your child from scientists who take the Bible seriously.
Honeybees—Always on the Move (answersingenesis) Every time a forager returns to the hive, bees gather ’round to hear her detailed report . . . it’s all in the dance. And when the time comes to find a new home, the excitement really begins; from scientists who take the Bible seriously.
Buzzing past Computers (answersingenesis) a study showed that bees can do the same work as computers in determining the shortest path when making multiple stops, aptly named the “traveling salesman problem”; from scientists who take the Bible seriously.
Brainy Bees (creation.com) Scientists underestimate the thinking and learning ability of creatures yet again; from scientists who take the Bible seriously.
Dancing Bees (creation.com) Imagine you are a honeybee. You leave your hive one fine spring morning and scout around until you notice a field full of new flowers in bloom. The food back in your hive which the 15,000 bees in your colony have fed on through the winter has been getting low… you fill your special honey stomach with nectar and fly the 250 metres back to your hive… how do you tell the other bees in your hive where to find the blossoms you have discovered?
Bee Swarms (answersingenesis) Bees are most vulnerable when a colony leaves the safety of a hive to search for a new home… but they are are experts at survival—by working together. While scouts seek a permanent home, the swarm will form a temporary, buzzing swarm surrounding the queen on a convenient spot, such as a tree branch. A few bees hang onto the branch while the rest mold themselves into a particular shape.
God’s Healing Gift of Honey (creation.com) …the wonderful medicinal properties of raw honey; from scientists who take the Bible seriously
Honeybees: one of God’s sweetest designs (answersingenesis) We’ve all heard the phrase “busy as a bee”… During its frenetic working lifetime, a single worker bee may add merely one-twelfth of a teaspoon of prized honey to its colony. Yet the power of the bee is in the cooperation of the colony.
Honeybees — Always on the Move (answersingenesis) Every time a forager returns to the hive, bees gather ’round to hear her detailed report . . . it’s all in the dance.
Electrical Charges Direct Bees to Nectar (answersingenesis) How do bees know which flowers to visit to load up on nectar? Which flowers have already been plundered? A team from the UK’s University of Bristol believes the attraction is electrical… Biblically we know that plants were created on the third day of Creation Week about 6,000 years ago and the flying animals that pollinate many of them just 2 days later. God created plants and animals able to reproduce successfully, so we can conclude He created them with these symbiotic relationships, or with the ability to adapt to form them. It has taken mankind 6,000 years to discover it…
Bees – Bold Explorers (answersingenesis) Bee scouts—their mission: to explore strange new fields, to seek out new flowers and new sources of food, to boldly go where no bee from their hive has gone before. But what motivates a bee scout? What makes her take risks, explore the unfamiliar, unselfishly bring back news of her discoveries and set out again to spend herself for the sake of the hive?
Bees and Colours (answersingenesis) look at a flower through a bee’s eyes; from scientists who take the Bible seriously; With eyes that see in ultraviolet, bees perceive flowers differently than humans do. And that’s by design. Where you might see a sea of yellow or white petals, bees see a bullseye pattern that directs them to the main concentration of nectar and pollen.
The Bee’s Knees (creationdesign) There are hairs that reach around the hollowed-out area on the upper and lower segment to form a basket-like structure… The loading of the pollen is accomplished primarily through the use of a comb that is placed on the inside of the knee. The inside of the Bee’s knee is entirely different from the outside… the knee is designed to transport pollen only on the outside… The Creator designed it this way… the bee can comb the honey from its body hairs into the carrying “baskets” on its legs…
Bees (insectman) various articles about bees from a Biblical perspective; share a snippet with your child
BEES ~ COLOURING PAGES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Bee Kind – colouring (busybooksandmore; scroll down almost to the end of the page) a cute little bee basking in a flower with Bible verse from Ephesians 4:32 – And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you; free printable
Beehive – colouring (Dover sample) with Bible verse from Proverbs 24:13 – My son, eat thou honey, because it is good, and the honeycomb which is sweet to thy taste; words inside a fancy bracket frame surrounded by honeycomb, bee hive, flowers
Bees – colouring (supercoloring) cute bees buzzing around a beehive; Honey Bee – colouring realistic; Bees – colouring two bees fly over a meadow of flowers; more Bee – colouring pages various to choose from; free printable
Bees – colouring (coloringcafe) bees buzzing around a beehive and flowers; free printable
Bumble Bee – colouring (holiday-crafts-and-creations) a bumble bee making a swirly path around the flowers; free printable
Bee – colouring (frompond; scroll down and click on the colouring page image to download) an adorable little bee with words, ‘our classroom is a great place to bee’; free printable
Bee – colouring (homemade-preschool; scroll down) small images to colour with no backgrounds – perfect to jazz up your colouring pages and make your own unique scene; images also available in colour; free printable
Bee – colouring (graphicgarden; scroll down to ‘animals’ – ‘bee’) in a sweet country style; free printable
Happy Bees – colouring (thecolor) flying over flowers; free printable
Smiling Honey Bee – colouring (bestcoloringpages) collecting flowers in a sack; free printable
Beehive – colouring (supplyme) with a ‘welcome’ sign at the front door of the hive; for purchase
Jazz up your colouring pages combine or shrink your colouring pages to make a unique scene; add a title, a border, a Bible verse and some clip art to make your colouring pages more interesting with this easy tutorial.
BEES ~ PUZZLES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Bees – puzzle worksheet (icr.org) discover fun facts about God’s creation with this learning and activities page all about bumblebees, honeybees, and stingless bees; unscramble, honeycomb puzzle, fill in the blank, fun facts, bee body parts diagram; from scientists who take the Bible seriously
Happy to Bee in… – worksheet for kids (frompond; scroll down) an adorable worksheet with little boxes to fill out and colour that could be used for drawing, writing or cute little notes; free printable
Help Buzzy meet his friends – maze (myteenguide) in colour and decorated with cute clip art; free printable
Bee – maze (squiglysplayhouse; click on ‘bee maze’) in colour; free printable
Bee – maze (superstarworksheets; scroll down to ‘bumblebee maze and fine motor skills’) in the shape of a bee; free printable
Bee – maze (coloring-pages-and-more) help the bee fly through the tulip; free printable
Bee – maze (Dover sample) help the busy bee find the sunflower; for younger children
Bee – mazes for kids (busybeekidsprintables) two mazes; several levels of difficulty; free printable
I Spy Insects – hidden picture puzzle (papertraildesign) bees and other bugs; free printable
Bees – hidden picture puzzle (Dover sample)
Bee riding a turtle – find the difference (mondedestitounis) and they meet a butterfly on their way up the hill to a cottage; in colour; free printable
Bee and Ladybug on Rollerblades – spot the 6 differences (Dover sample)
Bee – maze (activityvillage) help the bee find the flowers through the maze; members only
Design your own Puzzle Choose from several puzzle styles and use words your child will know to create a personal puzzle just for them… wherever your creativity leads you.
BEES ~ CRAFTS / ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Bees and Sunflowers – DIY scene (gathered.how) make your own garden scene or diorama with these golden-yellow sunflowers, buzzing bees, honey hives and a flower-filled wheelbarrow; free printable
Bee – finger puppets (iheartcraftythings) to make using circles; very cute; Bee – paper bag craft with yellow and black polka dots; Bee – paper bag craft with yellow and black stripes with lace doily wings; Bee – puppets using circles made out of craft card and tulle wings; Bee – paper craft with pop up wings; Busy Bees – craft buzzing around a beehive
Bee – finger puppets (themeasuredmom) free printable
Bee Kind – craft (frompond) bee notepaper to cut out, make and colour with a title ‘two ways to be kind’ for a craft and writing activity; Happy Bee – craft paper to cut out and use for crafts or scrapbooking; free printable
Bee – scrapbooking paper (meinlilapark) bees on a white background; Bee – scrapbooking paper black and white curious little bees; the only single tiny yellow spot is the crown of the queen bee; Bee – scrapbooking paper on yellow background; Honeycomb – scrapbooking paper; to cut out and use for crafts; free printable
Bee – craft (thesprucecrafts) using yellow circles, strips of black paper, flowers or hearts for antennae
Bumble Bee – craft (learncreatelove); Bee and Flower – craft; and Fingerprint Bees – craft (scroll down) make bees, fireflies, butterflies, ladybugs, caterpillars and beetles using your fingerprints; free printable
Bee Mailbox with Hearts – craft (artistshelpingchildren) free printable
Bee and Flower – templates (canon) to cut out and use for crafts; in colour; free printable
Bee – mask for kids (supercoloring) in colour or to colour; Bee – template; Bumble Bee – template; Cartoon Bee – template; and Beehive – template in colour or to colour; to cut out and use for crafts; free printable
BEES ~ LEARN TO DRAW FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Bee – learn to draw (frompond; scroll down) draw your own comic strip; free printable
Honey Bee – learn to draw (supercoloring) realistic; free printable
Honey Bee – learn to draw (drawingtutorials101) free printable
BEES ~ PAPER GIFTS FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Bee-attitudes ~ FREE paper gifts (Paper Gifts for Estefany) Bible poster, bookmark, wallet cards, to-do list, mini envelopes and mini note cards, and more with happy bees, a green spring or summer scene with flowers, a ladybug and bright yellow border and Beatitude Bible verses from Matthew 5; free printable
Bees and Honeycomb – Bible bookmark (Biblejournalingdigitally) with Bible verse from Proverbs 16:24 – Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones; with blue and yellow bees and honeycomb theme; with extra fun as part of a lovely Bible journal kit; scroll to the very end of the post to download; free printable
Bee – bookmarks (bookmarkbee) cartoon bees and honeycomb graphics; free version is fine
Bees – bookmark (graphicgarden; click on ‘bees’); Bees – labels/name tags add a favourite Bible verse and make your own Bible wallet cards; Bees – to-do list 3 per page; Bees – gift tags or for scrapbooking; in a sweet country style; free printable
Bee and Friends – labels/name tags (nametagjungle) floral borders with a bee, dragonfly, ladybug, butterfly, beetle and an ant; add a favourite Bible verse and make your own Bible wallet cards; free printable
Bee and Flowers – notepaper (museprintables) to colour; 4 per page; free printable
Bees – to do list (countryclipart; click on ‘todolistbeehive.gif’) bees swirling around a beehive in a country style; and if you scroll down to the ‘gift tags’ section (and click on ‘gtagsbeehive.gif’) you will find matching gift tags; free printable
Bee – mini week planner (frompond) a cute little bee with pink glasses; perfect for little notes or reminders; in colour; free printable
Honey Bee – scrapbooking/party printables (our-everyday-art) bee and honeycomb tags and backgrounds; cupcake toppers; gift tags; banners; placecards that are perfect to add a favourite Bible verse and make your own Bible wallet cards; free printable
Bee – scrapbooking/journal printables (vintageglam; scroll down) yellow, black and white; free printable
Bees and Honeycomb – party printables (fazendoanossafesta/ohmyfiesta) on bright yellow and black polka dot background; gift boxes, frames, banners, tags, wrappers, labels; more in this series here, here, and here; Bees – party printables small graphics of bees, butterflies, ladybugs, flowers, stars on dark pink polka dot background; Bee – printables; Bee Girl – party printables little girls of various nationalities dressed as bees; Bee with heart – party printables bee with blue wings holding a heart garland on yellow and red floral background; free printable
Bumble Bee – party printables (catchmyparty) gift tags, banners, wrappers, labels, cupcake toppers, invitations, welcome sign, thank you and menu/place cards; free printable
Queen Bee – gift box (meinlilapark) with flower border on pink, lime and yellow background; Bee – gift tags sweet black and white designs with bee, butterfly and watering can doodle; Bumble Bee – gift tags; free printable
Bees and Bugs – DIY stickers (stickersandcharts) cute little colourful bees, butterflies, ladybugs, dragonflies and more; free printable
BEES ~ IMAGES
Bee – photos (duckduckgo)
Bee – clipart (graphicgarden; scroll down to ‘animals’ and click on ‘bee’) in a sweet country style; in colour or to colour; free printable
MORE CREATIVE IDEAS ~ MAKE YOUR OWN
Found a great image that your child will love? Include a favourite Bible verse and make your own:
Bible Poster or Verse Card
Bible Bookmark ~ add your child’s name!
Bible Note Cards / Bible Notepaper
Stickers with Bible verse
Creation Board Game
Jazz up your envelopes then use them for little bee stickers for your homeschool students; sticker sheets are fine for your sponsored child
BEES ~ STATIONERY FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Bee-attitudes ~ FREE stationery (Paper Gifts for Estefany) stationery, note cards, envelope, envelope liner, mini envelopes and mini note cards with happy bees, spring or summer scene with flowers, beehives, a ladybug and bright yellow border and beatitude Bible verses from Matthew 5; free printable
Cute Bugs – stationery (pageborders.net) bees, butterflies and birds fly through the clouds over crawling caterpillars and happy snails; free printable
Bee – stationery (stationerytree; scroll down for the free version) yellow honeycomb with bees; free printable
Bee – stationery (pageborders.org; scroll down for the free version) small bees and honeycomb border on a white background; free version is fine
And when you talk to your child about these beautiful little critters, don’t forget to tell them, just as the Creator designed all His little critters with a special job to do, He also has created them and gifted them with unique gifts and abilities for a special job that only they can do…
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