Keep Going, Keep Growing: Pollinator-Themed Activities for Kids!

Looking for some fun activities to do with your kids while practicing safe social distancing? Here are fun pollinator-themed ideas suggested by our wonderful Pollinator Partnership staff!

1) Take your kids on a pollinator-themed scavenger hunt around the yard! Click HERE to download! For more advanced pollinator enthusiasts, look for different pollinators in your garden and learn how to ID them by downloading the Insight Science App. Click HERE to download the app!

2) Are your kids in grades 3-6? Learn all about the different pollinators and the services they provide with Nature's Partners Comprehensive Pollinator Curriculum HERE!

3) Who are the pollinators? What can you do to protect them? How can you get involved in pollinator conservation? Anthony Colangelo, Pollinator Partnership's Pollinator Stewardship and Communications Coordinator, will cover all this in his talk as he tells the story of the incredible world of bees, bats, birds, butterflies, moths, wasps, and flies, and the important services these pollinators provide for the planet. In his talk, Anthony will also explain a few of the fantastic programs Pollinator Partnership has to offer for parents and kids that are fun, educational, and beneficial to pollinators!

4) Pollinator Planting Guides: This is the perfect time to teach your kids about the art of gardening and the enjoyment of planting for pollinators, such as the beautiful monarch butterfly! Click HERE for guides!

5) Pollinator Partnership Learning Center Education: Looking for curriculum, educational tools, activities, and fun facts about monarchs, gardening, and other pollinators? We've got a whole list of resources to help you put together a fun day of learning for your kids! Click HERE!

6) Bee Smart School Garden Kit: Cultivate learning about monarchs and other pollinators by creating your own garden learning area! The Bee Smart School Garden Kit includes 10 lesson plans, worksheets, tests, and materials for the included activities. This kit is perfect for school administrators, educators, teachers, garden coordinators, and parents for use with students in grades 3 to 6. Click HERE!

7) Pollinator Activities: Discover fun ways kids can learn about the importance of pollinators! Resources here include: bloom bingo, crossword puzzles, word problems, and other fun activities. Click HERE!

8) Project Wingspan: Looking for a hands-on project where teens and adults can help monarchs and other pollinators? Become part of Project Wingspan! This effort is active across AR, IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, PA, and WI, and you can learn more about our project and become a trained seed collection volunteer by visiting our website. Click HERE!

9) Pollinator Week: Join the international celebration of bees, butterflies, and other pollinators this June! Now is the perfect time to learn and teach your kids about the importance of pollinators and use P2's toolkit, facts, and activities to plan your celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles. Click HERE!

10) Practice food chemistry and life skills at your in-home classroom by creating these tasty recipes in the Pollinator Friendly Cookbook! They're a delicious way to connect the importance of pollinator conservation to our daily lives. Click HERE!