The newest installment of Chirri & Chirra is just as magical as the first. With visits from bumblebees, flower chafers, lizards, and fireflies - it has us wishing we could shrink ourselves and venture out into the tall grass.
For our first summer camp, we pretended to be honey bees. I made the laziest "flowers" (coffee filters) and "honeycombs" (empty egg cartons) - then the mini campers used spoons to transfer the "pollen" (cheese balls) from flower to flower, or into the honeycombs. I had pretty high expectations and was super excited about this fine motor activity - but the kiddos had more fun eating the pollen than they did transferring it. We still had great fun!
For our take-home activity, the kiddos created honey jar sensory bottles. This was probably the most successful activity of the morning - the kids chose from water beads, perler beads, and bee erasers to add to their jars. Then they got to use water droppers to add the "honey" (yellow food colored water) to their jars. I love doing this with littles, its always a huge hit.
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