The Bumblebee—A Movement Activity + Song for Toddlers

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Toddlers need—and love—to move! Young children are ready to use their muscles and minds as they stretch, dance, wiggle, explore, and move. In this fun activity, children pretend to be bumblebees buzzing around the room. As you sing the song, encourage children to buzz around the room in different ways. The quick movement of this activity will help toddlers channel their energy in creative ways as they develop habits that encourage lifelong health and fitness and success in all areas of learning.

The Bumblebee

A movement activity from Toddlers Moving & Learning by Rae Pica

Sing the song and buzz around the room with the children!

The bumblebee goes buzz, buzz, buzz,

From one flower to the next.

The bumblebee goes buzz, buzz, buzz,

That is what a bumblebee does!

So buzz, buzz, buzz like a bumblebee.

Buzzing here, everywhere.

Yes, buzz, buzz, buzz like a bumblebee.

You’ll have fun, I guarantee!

Extending the Activity: Encourage children to “buzz” in straight, curving, and zigzag pathways; high in the air and nearer to the floor; and stopping occasionally to “land on a flower.”

Observation and Evaluation: Does the child remain in control while moving quickly? Can the child vary the movement as suggested?

Curriculum Connectors: Consideration of an insect and its movement falls under the heading of science, while the song provides experience with both language arts and music.

 

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For more movement activities for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners, and early elementary children, check out the new Moving & Learning series by Rae Pica, available now from Redleaf Press. Each book provides developmentally appropriate activities, contributes to a well-rounded curriculum in any classroom or program, and includes a music CD to add joy to the activities. 

Learn more about author Rae Pica in our recent interview with her.

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2 Responses to The Bumblebee—A Movement Activity + Song for Toddlers

  1. Vanessa Dominguez says:

    It’s heart breaking to hear that only one in three children are physically active each day, especially when the minimum amount of outdoor activity a child should be encouraged to have is at least 60 minutes per day. Being physically active not only helps child physically, but mentally as well. Parents need to realize that children need to be pushed to be physically active and they could learn from their parents how to maintain a healthy life style, and that being active does not always mean going to the gym it could be something simple and fun for the whole family.

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