I admit it, I'm afraid of bugs. But, most kids think bugs are neat. They are a vital part of our ecosystem, so if you have some hours to fill this summer, collecting bugs and learning about them can be a fun experience for you and the kids. In fact, using the products below (the Backyard Safari Adventure Kit by Summit and Outdoor Explorer Kit by Kid O) has me liking more bugs too.
Below the bug collecting products we list some fun web sites with activities and information to share with kids while learning about bugs.
Backyard Safari Adventure Kit and Cargo Vest
While stomping on spiders in the kitchen might be fun for some, chasing them around the backyard is a much better activity to keep kids entertained. Backyard Safari Outfitters proves that true with their exciting gear that allows us to transform that boring backyard into an adventure waiting to be explored. Backyard Safari says their gear is rugged, fully functional, and made for use in the field year round.
The kit has a water tight case is like an extra pocket for keeping valuables safe and dry. The retractable carabiner clip attaches easily to belts, packs, or the cargo vest. Lets small gear and other gizmos extend 14” then zip quickly out of the way. The rugged mini lantern provides instant light and clips easily to a child's field cargo vest. There is a pop-up essential field guide fits in your pocket (or in the watertight case) and pops up to provide handy information when planning your next adventure.
This kit contains: A4 sketchpad, colored pencils, LED headlamp with batteries, drawstring backpack, magnifying glass, bug checklist and tips on keeping a nature journal.
Monster Bugs: The Magic School Bus computer game teaches kids about insect parts. Kids assemble a bug they already know about or they can create an entirely new bug out of these drawers full of insect parts.
Bug Pets: One of the best ways to learn about animals is to keep and look after them. insects and other invertebrates are no exception. In most cases they are easy to look after (provided you've found out about them first), inexpensive and don't require a vast amount of space.