With the children all back at school or homeschool, it is time to turn our attention to nature projects.
Children can learn so much from nature, but you don’t need to be outside to appreciate nature, some of our live insect and animal kits make it easy to study close-up these amazing creatures in the classroom.
1. Ant Farms
Ant farms are great for showing just how industrious these little creature really are. Seemingly constantly on the move, ants work together in great harmony and we have a great selection of different ant farms that will enthrall your young students.
Our ant farms are made with either gel or sand so you can see the ants actively digging their tunnels and we include everything you need for your ant viewing pleasure. This amazing ant farm is a complete eco-system.
2. Live Butterfly Kits
Our amazing live butterfly kits can be used all year round – yes, even in Winter! However, if you choose to study the life cycle of butterflies in the early fall you can release your adult butterflies outdoors so they can enjoy the last dregs of summer.
With different kit sizes available, the live butterfly kit can be used for family fun, homeschool project or a classroom project.
3. Ladybug Kits
Ask a child what his or her favorite bug is and they will probably say “a ladybug”. Like the butterfly kits, these live ladybug kits can be used all-year-round, but the adult insects can be released outside if the weather is still warm.
Delight at how the children will rush into the classroom each morning to see how the larvae have grown and whether they can see the emergence of wings yet. It takes around two to three weeks for the larvae to turn into adult ladybugs, plenty of time for children to learn about their life cycle, before their interest starts to wane.