Harbor and Sprout

Beekeeping Language Arts & Writing


These lessons are included in our Beekeeping Unit Study.

Discover language and writing through the lens of a beekeeper with this in-depth, engaging guide by Amber of So Simple a Beginning. This study includes four Language Arts modules, four Writing modules, Spelling and Vocabulary, and additional resources for language exploration:

Language Arts Module 1: Winnie-The-Pooh

  • Listen to the story of 'Winnie-the-Pooh and Some Bees'
  • Enjoy a new teatime recipe
  • Discover new vocabulary
  • Converse about the story
  • Make your own honeycomb bunting to decorate for your tea party with Pooh, or use it to decorate your homeschool space 
  • Reenact the story of Winnie-the-Pooh with loose parts pieces and the play mat
  • Summarize the story in your own art and/or words
  • Use the study story as a guide to help you further understand and analyze the story
  • Fill Pooh's honey pots with honey however you'd like

Language Arts Module 2: Interjections

  • Learn the function of interjections and learn to use them in a sentence
  • Spot interjections in sentences 
  • Make your own flower garden of interjections
  • Fill in flower petals with interjections
  • Invent interjections of your own for given scenarios

Language Arts Module 3: Anthropomorphism

  • Learn the meaning and purpose of anthropomorphism in storytelling
  • Anthropomorphize a bee
  • Learn about the power of anthropomorphism
  • Discuss and record your thoughts about the reasoning behind anthropomorphism
  • Write and illustrate a story about an anthropomorphic bee

Language Arts Module 4: Puns

  • Learn what puns are and how to write your own
  • Watch a video about puns and see some "punny" examples
  • Write your own punny bee kind cards
  • Read through puns and find the word with double meanings in a "what's so punny" activity
  • Write your own puns using the double-meanings provided
  • Guess the meanings of visual puns
  • Illustrate puns of your own

Guided Writing Project: Write and illustrate your own picture book as you follow along with writing templates and prompts.

  • Module 1: Plan your writing- determine your story's characters, setting, and conflict
  • Module 2: Outline your story and write your first draft
  • Module 3: Revise and Storyboard- edit, proofread, and create a storyboard for your illustrated picture book
  • Module 4: Illustrate your story, write your final draft, and design your cover

Additional Language Arts Materials:

  • Beekeeping vocabulary
  • Spelling BEE
  • Spelling cards and strip puzzles
  • Word family spelling
  • Word searches
  • Bee copywork
  • Bee poetry exercise

These lessons may be completed over the course of one month with one module per week, or more quickly or slowly depending on personal preference. This is a digital download and the files will be delivered via email upon purchase. Enjoy your exploration of language and writing through beekeeping!