My daughter decided she wanted to help “Save the Bees” after hearing about how bees were dying from pesticide use and other environmental changes. We have a nice veggie and flower garden and often see bees pollinating flowers. A neighbor down the street has a few hives so we find ourselves fortunate.
So I asked her if she would like to have a “Save the Bees” birthday party when she turned 4.
It was great fun! A bunch of kids from her Waldorf-inspired preschool showed up and played games like “Pin the Bee on the Flower”, and “Bring the Pollen Grain to the Hive (carry a yellow pompom on a spoon to a basket)”. I made a beehive cake with honey icing and decorated with flowers from our garden. All the kids got a goody bag with bee stickers, and beeswax for modeling. We asked for no gifts but if anyone wanted to make a donation to my daughter’s “Save the Bee Fund” it would go to a good cause.
We sent a $25 donation to Penn State’s Honeybee and Pollinator Research program
Hooray for veggie kids birthdays that aren’t full of cheap media characters!