We gave the children the opportunity to explore bees wax today. We found that it is much harder to work with than clay or play dough. We heated it up to make it easier but it still required that the children have concentration, patience and to really use the muscles in their fingers and hands.
They made a variety of little creatures but making bees was the most popular creation by far.
The bees wax hardens back up rather quickly and the children were able to play with their bees almost immediately after it was finished.
We had a real treat at snack as well. We had honey that still had some of the honeycomb in it. We had apples and pretzels for dipping.