We recite this rhyme during community time on Tuesdays in the PreK. The children are first given a piece of beeswax to hold in their hands, covering it like a baby they are putting to sleep. They hold the beeswax until it becomes pliable as they listen to the day’s story. Not only does this develop patience, as the wax is not pliable with out human warmth for a period of time, but it also develops fine motor skills as the children shape it.
Bees give us their gift of gold, For you my dears to warm and hold, Story time is here to tell, Come listen to the fairy’s spell.