Ready to bee kind? Planting wildflowers in your home garden is a beautiful way to help our bee friends out. Bees that have access to wildflowers are four times more likely to live through the next year!
We did such a fun planting activity that I wanted to share, thanks to Feed A Bee. This foundation helps save bees by providing wildflowers all over the country! Bees and wildflowers are so key in our world, so you can find out more on their project and how you can get involved by going here.
This post is sponsored by Feed A Bee, but all words are my own, (as always!)
Planting Wildflowers Project
What you’ll need:
-Terra cotta flower pot
-Wildflower of choice
-paint for decorating your pot
Wyatt and I have planted so many plants together, but this time we talked about how the wildflower is important for bees outside. We of course talked about how bees make honey, (his favorite). We talked about how bees and wildflowers go together like peanut butter and jelly.
I painted Wyatt’s hands with yellow acrylic paint and he stamped them proudly on the flower pot after our wildflower had been planted.
I’m writing the year on the pot so I can always remember how tiny his hands were at three years old! Cue the mom tears.
If you’re looking for more tot school ideas or inspiration for gardening with your little one, I have a post here that will help!
Wildflowers to Feed a Bee:
Here are a few ideas to plant in your own backyard!
Books about Bees:
We found most of these gems at our local library! Do you have any you’d add to the list?
Look Inside a Bee Hive by Megan Cooley Peterson
Honey by David Ezra Stein
Honeybees b y Deborah Heiligman
Honey Cookies by Meredith Hooper (recipe included!)
Bug Hotel by Kane Miller
Do you already have some bee friendly plants? Let me know in the comments which ones you’d most likely plant! If you do the handprint flower pot, be sure to tag me over on Instagram (@alyssalehrman) so I can see the masterpiece!