I have used beetbots in different ways in the EYFS. With the new programming focus starting in September I thought I would give the EYFS children a head start. This activity also helps their reading and ‘tricky’ word recognition at the same time.
Children work in pairs and give each other a word on the grid to program the bee to travel to. The children have to then read the word that the bee has landed on and then identify whether they landed on the correct word.
This is also an activity that the children can complete independently. Children have a number of ‘talking spots’ around the grid with an instruction or word said to them that has previously been recorded by a practitioner.
As they do when they work in pairs children program the bee to land on the correct word.