Encouraging children to love bees, and nature in general, is not only life-enriching for the child, it is a great way to help protect the environment for future generations.
1. Create a bee and pollinator garden together.
Grow flowers, vegetables and fruits to not only encourage pollinators, but help to show where food comes from.
2. Make a bee house
Solitary bee houses are easy to make, and can be decorated to make it personal. There are lots of instructions online, but here is one of our favourites: http://www.bwars.com/sites/www.bwars.com/files/info_sheets/Bee_Hotels_infosheet.pdf. Alternatively, you can buy bee hotels to suit all budgets.
3. Go for a walk in nature
You can’t beat being out in the countryside or park to fire a child’s imagination. Take time to stop and look at the plants and wildlife you see, make notes, or play spotting games.
4. Get Creative
Here are some great downloadable games and puzzles (© buzzaboutbees.net)
5. Learn about bees
Here are some great resources to help entertain, educate and inspire the young person in your life: