Bug Toys - Best Toys for Bug Lovers
Fascinations AntWorks - This isn't your ordinary ant farm. The Fascinations AntWorks lets bug lovers observe
ants in a whole new and really cool way. The blue gel and included LED light let you see the ants in a
way that a dirt or sand ant farm doesn't. And the best part is that the nutrients the ants need to
survive are right there in the gel so this ant farm is very low maintanence.
Bug Scene Investigator - Kids can become a "bug investigator" with this fun kit. Included is a bug scope for
viewing bugs, a bug container for collecting them, and a Super Sleuth (30X) microscope for magnifying
them. You also get a booklet about bugs.
Insect Lore Ladybug Land - Send away for ladybug larvae with this need set and then watch them go through the
transformation into ladybugs with this Ladybug Land kit by Insect Lore. Great way for bug loving kids to
see the entire life cycle of an insect. My kids favorite part, aside from watching their bugs, was
feeding them. The booklet that comes with the kit advises to use raisins soaked in water (or aphids from
your backyard). Sure enough, our ladybugs loved chowing down on the raisins we gave them. For a
complete ladybug experience, play
The Ladybug Game (a favorite around our house) and read some ladybug books. One great one on the subject is
Are You a Ladybug?
Insect Lore Butterfly Garden - With this kit, kids can watch their own caterpillars transform into butterflies. The
set includes a pop up habitat and a coupon to mail away for five caterpillars and food. My boys and I
have done this a couple of times and they are always so excited when the butterflies emerge from the
cocoons. We observe them for a day or two and then take them outside and cut them loose. We
always make sure to read the book
From Caterpillar to Butterfly when we do this so they understand the stages and what is happening :-)
Hexbug Nano Habitat Set - How about robotic bugs for your insect obsessed little one? Hexbugs act like real
ones and come in variety of colors. Set up a habitat for them to hang out in or let them wander around
your house. The habitat set show here includes two hexbugs and ten habitat pieces that are easy to put
together. Kids can assemble the habitat again and again, configuring it different ways if they
want. Doors on the habitat open and close.
Backyard Bugs Counters - This bug counters are fun for kids to play with but they can also be used for a variety of
educational games. Have little ones sort them by color, do sequencing activities with them, or count and
work on other early math skills like addition and subtraction with them.
Backyard Safari Field Scope - Be a bug scientist with this field scope. Capture a bug under the scope and then
magnify it up to six times to view it better. The scope also contains a light for easier night time
Bug House - Every bug lover needs a bug box to house the bugs they catch. There are many bug
houses to choose from out there. The one shown here is made by toy maker Melissa and Doug.
Bug Watch - A really fun way for kids to observe bugs they catch....wear them in this bug
"watch". An inexpensive but fun toy for bug lovers.
Bug Vacuum - Why use a net to catch bugs when it is so much more fun to capture them by vacuuming them
up. This bug vacuum has three settings...low, medium, and high and also has a light so you can see what
you are vacuuming up. Perfect for catching bugs at dusk! A built in maginfying glass makes it easy
for your little bug lover to see what they have caught.
Books for Bug
The Bugliest Bug
Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!
I Love Bugs
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Bugs are Insects
Movies for Bug
It's a Bug Life