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‘Give bees a chance’: Teach your kids about these crucial creatures

Take learning outside and get the buzz on why bees are so important!

Looking for summer learning activities for kids, now that “school” (such as we know it) is out?

National Pollinator Week is June 22-28, and it’s the perfect time to teach kids about our food and bees’ role in growing it.

Here’s how to enter to win a free “Give Bees a Chance” activity box for your family. Sign up by July 3!

Did you know?

  • Honeybees pollinate more than 100 types of crops in the U.S.
  • One in three bites of food is made possible by pollinators.

The Whole Kids Foundation, a charitable arm of Whole Foods, has a wealth of information and activities available online, including gardening tips, bee-related videos and great lists like “6 Ways to Help Honeybees.”

Here’s where to find a downloadable 20-page booklet called “The Inside Buzz.”

The U.S. Department of Agriculture also is a great source of information about bees.

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Find more ideas for summer learning here.

Read about how some families plan to cope with the pandemic’s limitations on summer 2020.

Summer 2020: Kids’ camps in limbo because of coronavirus.

About the Author

Julie Hanson

Julie Hanson is the website editor for Seattle's Child. She is a longtime journalist, South King County resident and mom to a 12-year-old girl.