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B Is for Buzzing Bumblebee

Snacks that start with B - Buzzing Bumblebee snack

Preschoolers usually aren’t fond of bumblebees, but this is one bee that won’t create mayhem when it starts buzzing around your kitchen.

Our most recent ABC Snacks recipe takes something potentially scary and turns it into something that’s sweet enough to eat. It’s a honey of a healthy snack that’s easy to make and even easier to eat—even for the littlest bee in your hive! But this snack isn’t just about the alphabet. In addition to practicing the letter B while you create your bumblebee, you can work on counting, too!

While your preschooler assembles her bee, have her count the blueberries and cereal pieces as she places them in position. Alyssa helped make our bumblebee snack, and I think it was a buzzing success!

Child creating bee-shaped snack

Buzzing Bumblebee Snack

Print Recipe

Here’s what you’ll need to make this snack for one child:

  • 1 yellow apple
  • 15 blueberries
  • ½ cup yellow cereal (round puffs or “O”s)
  • 2 carrot slivers

Directions:

  1. Cut a thin, circular slice off one side of the apple and position as the bee’s head.
  2. Quarter the remaining apple and remove the core and seeds.
  3. Form the bee’s body with alternating rows of cereal pieces and blueberries.
  4. Cut two thin, crescent-shaped slices from one of the apple quarters.
  5. Form wings by positioning the crescent-shaped apple slices next to the bee’s body.
  6. Cut two tiny, circular slices off the side of a blueberry to form eyes.
  7. Position two slivers of carrot at the top of the bee’s head to form antennae.
  8. Place a piece of cereal at the top of each antenna.
  9. Position a thin sliver of blueberry to form the bee’s stinger.

Adapted from KixCereal.com

Child lining up cereal and blueberries Young girl adding carrot antennas to bee snack

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Elaine

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I just love these abc snacks. They are the cutest food I’ve ever seen!

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

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Elaine,
I agree! But even better, to me, is that they don’t take crazy amounts of preparation. These are cute, AND doable.

Charity

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I have little ones that would love this!

Margo

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Makes me wish mine was still in preschool. We may have to make these anyway and call it non-fiction reading practice.

Tishia

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Cute idea

Fawn

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I love all the letter snack ideas, thanks for sharing!

Michelle Reinicke

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This looks so adorable. What a great way to introduce letters and letter sounds!

Brenda

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Love the idea. Thanks

Lee Ann

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So fun!

Jenny C

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I LOVE this snack! My kids are actually fond of the bees. We welcome them to our yard every spring and watch them work on our various flowers :-) They’re going to love it when we make this one! Thanks for the super simple snack idea!

Marie Rippel

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You’re so welcome, Jenny. We’re pretty fond of bees here, too. In fact, we call our office “The Hive.” You can only begin to imagine all the honey and bee puns we have at work. (We even have a beehive-shaped cookie jar in our kitchen!) It’s a lot of fun! So naturally, we wanted to create a bumblebee snack. :) Enjoy!

SG

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Great idea!

Laura Gent

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What a cute idea!! :)

scarlett winterburn

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Such a cute and clever idea AND includes the go to foods my 4 year old will always eat. Thanks!

Marie Rippel

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You’re so welcome, Scarlett! It’s nice to know that we hit the trifecta between cute, practical, and delicious!

Kathy

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CUTE! AND DELISH!

Tina M

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Cute idea! I love doing special snacks for my kids. This is a great one for summer.

Bethany R.

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This is going on our summer to-do list!

Marie Rippel

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Wonderful! Enjoy your summer! :)

Allison Langford

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Thank you for the cute idea! My little ones love edible crafts!

Marie Rippel

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You’re so welcome, Allison!

Cute snack! Great way to learn your ABC’s!!

Lisa

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That is so cute! I know a few preschoolers who would love this snack/activity :-)

Marie Rippel

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Awww… I love knowing that we made a few preschoolers happy. :)

Jenny U

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That is so cute!

Serena

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Wow! What a cute idea!

Sarah M

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This looks so cute! And fun. I bet my kids would love making up different ones themselves.

Marie Rippel

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Please encourage them to do that, Sarah! We were hoping that this snack would not only be a boon for fostering creativity, but a great activity for practicing fine motor skills too. Let them play! Hope you have fun!

angel

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I love bumblebees. Very cute

Amanda

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Looks yummy AND fun!

Renee Barber

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What a grea idea!! Maybe this will get my son eating a little!

Nicole D.

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That’s a really cute idea!

Laine Smith

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What a cute idea!

Christina

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Kiddos will love this!!!

Jennifer Bailey

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My B-B-Benjamin would love this!

Marie Rippel

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Ha, ha! I like how your B-B-Benjamin goes along perfectly with the alliteration in this b-buzzing b-bee snack. :)

Annie

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Ooooooooooooo…can’t wait to make this with my nephew :)

Sarah

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Cute! My little chef will love this!

Amanda

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Cute idea

Jenna

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What a fantastic idea!! Can’t wait to try this with my son!!!

Amanda

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Such an adorable bee!! I’ll definitely be making these with my children! Thank you! :)

Marie Rippel

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You’re welcome, Amanda! We want you to “bee” happy. :)

LeAnn

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Creative ideas!

kenda

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enjoy the idea.

Corrine

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Love it! Cute!

Vickie

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Such fun ideas!

Nichole

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This is fun!

Heather

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That is an awesome snack idea!

Michelle

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What fun ideas! They really don’t take that much more time than any other craft projects, there is nothing left to store and kids will remember them for a long time!

Marie Rippel

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Some of the best memories involve food. :)

Denise r.

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Cute idea, but wow to how time consuming!

Marie Rippel

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Preschoolers can work on multiple skills while making the snack! Counting, letter sounds, patterning, and fine motor skills all come in to play. If you are really short on time, though, an apple makes a much quicker snack. :)

Mandy

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I LOVE all the fun crafts you post about!!

Marie Rippel

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Thank you, Mandy! :)

Sherry

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Love AAR/ AAS!! Great ideas!

Karina Jay

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This is such a fun idea!

Natalie Downey

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Great idea!

Jennifer Poplin

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So cute!

Robyn H.

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Looks fun and yummy!

Heather N.

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Cute! And now I can finally use one of the many “Mom, snack?” requests in a day as a learning opportunity!!! :)

Marie Rippel

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Consider it a delicious win-win situation! :)

stacy w

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How cute is this!

Shannon

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CUTE! I’m going to try this one.

Tracie Hodges

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Awe! Precious!

Renatta Welsh

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My kids love all kinds of snacks that make shapes or pictures. Great idea to connect it to the letter of the day!

Sara

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Such a cute idea. My little guy is SO afraid of bees. We need to try this in hopes of making them NOT so scary.
Somewhat ironically, I am hoping to get a few bee hives soon :)

Merry at AALP

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Aw, I hope it helps, and I hope you enjoy your new bee hives!

Krissy

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Never thought about making abc snacks. Great idea!!

Wendy thelen

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That is such a cute idea. My kiddos would love to do this.

Patsy Foy

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I love this idea! Too cute

Christina Wells

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Very cute! We don’t eat cereal, but I could use another fruit in place.

Mallory Sensenig

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We Love AAS! Such cute ideas :)

Jana

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Cute ideas! Love All About Spelling!!

Adrienne

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Delicious idea for ABCs

Keresa

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What a fun idea! Can’t wait to do these with my children.

Michelle T

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Cute! My kids love snacks that go with letters we are learning about!

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