Insects

Insect Activities for Kids

 

Crickets as Pets

Keeping Crickets as Pets

Crickets always appear in a hurry, makes beautiful sounds that put you to sleep at night and they’re really fun to watch but there are plenty of other reasons why they make great pets. Read more

 

Green Grocer Cicada

Making the Most out of Cicada Season

If it’s cicada season near you then there’s plenty of opportunities to explore these creatures with your children. Here’s some wonderful tips written by Sarah Higman from Kids Activities Delivered. Read more

 

 

ant investigation Ant Experiment

What food do ants like best? Do this experiment and find out. Free experiment template included. Read more…

 

 

 

Investigating InsectsLay a Sheet and Shake a Tree

A fun, simple activity that takes two minutes to prepare but leaves you with an afternoon of bug discovery. Great for all ages. Click here to read more

 

 

 

antlion trapHunting for Antlions

Hunting for antlions can be fascinating and by taking the time to watch them you can learn what they eat, how they capture their prey and how they make their trap. But best of all, you can hold them too! Read more…

 

 

Attracting mothsAttracting Moths 

Many parents will point out a colourful butterfly flitting past on its daily pollination rounds, but moths often fly by unnoticed. Why not attract some moths and see how amazing they can really be? Click here to read more.

 

 

 

Mealworms

Mealworms as Pets

It may appear that I’m suggesting you keep maggots as pets (mealworms do look quite similar) but mealworms are in fact quite different and a very educational companion animal.  Read more

 

 

 

Glow Worm Snares[1]Glow Worms

Visiting a glow worm cave is a fascinating experience. Firstly, it allows children to get up-close to the little larvae and see them in proportion (I honesty thought they were the size of an earthworm); it encourages wonderful scientific discussions about their glowing butt and it allows children to experience an unusual type of wildlife species. Read more…

 

 

Cave activities for kidsSeven Homely Ways to have Fun with Wildlife Caves

Sometimes it’s not easy to get out into a wildlife habitat when a child’s interest is piqued. There’s always great alternatives and creating a wildlife habitat at home is one of them. Read more…

 

 

 

Minibeats: Ten Bugs, One Treebug collage

A little creature reminded me to tell you to look at the bark of a tree for signs of life. Here you will find creatures galore and learning aplenty. Read more…

 

 

Butterfly and fly maskSpider Web Games and Activities

(Including Spider and Fly/butterfly mask printables)

Some great spider web activities for pretend play! Read more…

 

Free Butterfly MaskTen Top Butterfly Activities

If your child has been showing an interest in butterflies lately, why not extend on their interest with these ten top butterfly activities! Read more…

 

 

How to safely Catch A spider

Catching a Spider: Catch and Release

I try to teach my children that every animal has a role to play and so when we stumble on any creatures, we usually take some time to look at and discuss it. This time though, we have to get a little more hands-on! Read more

 
Animal Craft

Bumble Bee Craft

A instructional post on how to make a bumble bee using nature and a bit of paint. So easy and so much fun! Read more…

 

More coming soon

 

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