Pollinator Play

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In this activity, learners will build a bee hotel for pollinators. Learners will explore building and ecology through this activity. Activity incudes step by step instructions with pictures, vocab words and definitions to use, fun facts related to the activity and ways to change it up extend the activity.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 14

Resource Type:


Materials List (per group of students)

  • Cardboard box
  • Colorful tape or paint
  • Cardboard tubes
  • Yellow, black, and white pipe cleaners


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
  • Mathematics
    • Measurement
    • Reasoning and Proof
    • Representation
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process

Informal Categories

  • Animals
  • Citizen Science
  • Gardening
  • Nature and Environment


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards:

Access Rights:

  • Free access



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