Playdough, Peppers, and a Beehive

Children love to build.


It’s something to do with the challenge, the skill and probably the knocking down, that makes it such an appealing activity for kids.


When your child plays with constructive materials, building replicas of the world around her, she is like a little scientist, experimenting with balance, structure, space, and even gravity!


Have you ever watched your child attempt to build a simple tower, only to have it fall down at a particular height?


Perhaps you have noticed that she tried different ways of placing the blocks until finally she created a tower that stayed up!


Amazingly, what she is doing is using the scientific method of experimentation, observation, and cause-and-effect to solve the problem of the tumbling tower.


For our week of bee activities, we applied these skills to the construction of the beehive.


Using a variety of different materials, we created several beehives.


We first started with playdough and toothpicks, and finished with bell peppers and toothpicks.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s