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5 Activities for Kids Who Love Bugs, Birds and Other Critters

Ideas for creating worm bins, hatching insects, inspecting waste and other hands-on activities

Tina Cha

Published on: February 27, 2023

kid looking at a mantis with a magnifying glass

Creepy, crawly and educational

Your little one’s fascination with all things that creep, crawl and fly doesn’t need to be limited to a hands-off experience. With spring on the horizon, there are lots of opportunities for families to get out and explore nature. This year, up your game with experiential activities such as raising your own praying mantises, keeping mason bees or building a worm bin. These five activities will entertain and educate kids throughout the coming months.

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