Animal Myths: Lesson for Kids


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In the myth about how bees protected their honey, why were the gods unhappy with the humans?

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1. In the myth about how bees protected their honey, how did the bees protect their honey?

2. In the myth about how the elephants got their trunks, why were the bees hiding in their mouths?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In the past, people used to explain what they didn't understand using stories called myths. On this worksheet and quiz, you will answer questions on myths about how bees kept people away from their honey, how some animals got their colors, and how elephants got their trunks.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The questions on the quiz will test what you know about:

  • What some bees did to protect their honey
  • Why some bees hid inside elephants' mouths
  • Where the bluebird's blue feathers and the coyote's brown fur came from

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - understand what you have read about why elephants have trunks
  • Learning practice - use what you have learned to explain why the gods were upset with the people in the myth about the bees and their honey
  • Remembering details - remember what you learned about how the bees kept their honey away from the humans

Additional Learning

Learn more about these stories with the lesson called Animal Myths: Lesson for Kids. It can give you a lot of information and teach you how to:

  • List some of the things that myths are used to explain
  • Name the people who told the myth about how animals get their color
  • Explain why it was so easy for the people to get the bees' honey at first