Learn and play from home—museum style! Preschoolers and their adults can join us online for our popular Little Wonders program, featuring stories, hands-on activities, and more. April showers bring May flowers, but how do flowers spread their pollen? Join us as we discover the wonderful world of pollinators. 

 

Little Wonders kit

Little Wonders activity kits: Need a little help gathering the materials for this month's Little Wonders? A limited supply of kits is available by mail for $5 each. MNCH members are entitled to two free kits each month; discounted kits are available to Oregon Trail or other EBT card holders. Order kits by completing our request form. Rest assured that you can also enjoy this month's activities using easy-to-find materials at home, or simply modify the activities to suit your needs.

 

 

LET'S LEARN ABOUT POLLINATORS!
The Honeybee book cover, showing a colorful illustration of a smiling bee buzzing amongst the flowers
STORY TIME

Book Suggestion
This month's live, virtual story time is on Friday, April 16 at 10:30 a.m. If you missed it, we recommend checking out these books from your local library: The Honeybee by Kirsten Hall and Isabelle Arsenault, and Little Green by Keith Baker.  

You can register here for next month’s story time, set for Friday, May 21 at 10:30 a.m., when we will learn all about forests. 

The Be a Bee activity, showing a flower template and a green bowl full of colorful crayons

ACTIVITY

Be a Bee!
Use your imagination to do a bee's job of spreading pollen from flower to flower. Our easy-to-follow guide and flower template will help you along! 

Flower dissection activity
ACTIVITY

Dissecting Flowers
Following these simple instructions, little ones can explore the parts of a flower and search for pollen.

A coffee filter that's been colored and scrunched in the center to look like a butterfly, next to a bee made from black and yellow pipe cleaners
CRAFT

Build a Butterfly (or a Bee)
Use this guide to make your own pollinator. 
 

A cotton ball that's been saturated with chalk is used to simulate a pollinator who's been saturated with pollen
ACTIVITY

Pollinator Painting
In this activity, you can try moving pollen from one flower to another, just like pollinators do!

Enjoying the Virtual Little Wonders programs?Have a suggestion for us? Provide your feedback through this short survey for a chance to win a free activity kit! Each month, one winner will be randomly selected to receive a Little Wonders activity kit in the mail.

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More online family fun

More Little Wonders Online