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Interesting Insects Box

Let kids’ imaginations run wild with these fun and educational bug-themed STEAM projects! We have created an Insect Discovery Box that will inspire your pint-sized entomologist with tons of creative activities.  This Discovery Box includes supplies and instructions for the following amazing projects: Chromatography Butterflies Kit, Hanging Beehive Kit, DIY Bug Magnifying Jar Kit, Buggy Tic-Tac-Toe Game, Waxed Yarn Insect Sculpture Kit and more! Through these projects, kiddos will discover more about the fascinating world of insects.

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Instructional Videos

From our Kitchen Table to Yours
We bring you Interesting Insects!

We’ve found some great insect videos to both entertain and educate kids.

STEAM DIY Ideas

Activities for At-Home Learning

Want to take your kids’ learning further? You’re in luck!
At Green Kid Crafts we were blogging before blogging was a thing. We’ve got DIY activities for days to keep your kids entertained.
Below you’ll find ideas related to the theme of this box.

More At-Home Learning Resources

We’ve collected and curated even more ways for kids to learn about Interesting Insects!
Podcasts, books, environmental organizations and initiatives, and more.

Worth a Listen

Worth a Listen

Live: A Reading Bug Adventure

In this all-new adventure, the Spelling Bee has been captured by a villain from a past adventure and we have to jump back into several stories (and songs!) to save her.

This is a special live episode performed from The Reading Bug children’s bookstore in San Carlos, Listen here.

Listen here.

How Do Bees MAke Honey and Why Do They Sting?

Why do bees pollinate? How do bees make honey? Why do bees have stingers? Why do bees die when they sting you? What’s the difference between a bee and a wasp? Does honey have healing properties?

On this episode of the But Why podcast, Vermont farmer and beekeeper John Hayden of The Farm Between answers all of your bee questions! And we learn about one curious kid’s app, which he hopes will help save pollinators. Have a listen here.

Curious About Bees

On this episode of the Curious Kid Podcast, we learn all about bees! Why are they so important to us? What are the different types of bees in a beehive? Do bees really die after they sting you? Listen here.

Good Reads

Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! by Bob Barner

Pretty ladybugs, fluttering butterflies, creepy daddy longlegs, and roly-poly bugs are some of the familiar creatures featured in this whimsically illustrated insect album. Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! will inform and entertain curious little bug lovers everywhere.

Ultimate Bugopedia by Darlyne Murawski and Nancy Honovich

Welcome to the hidden world of the most popular bugs on Earth. Opening the beautiful and accessible pages of this book is like turning over a series of stones under which you’ll find a fascinating array of the world’s coolest creepy-crawlies.

From Caterpillar to Butterfly by Deborah Heiligman

A caterpillar comes to school in a jar and the class watches the caterpillar each day as it grows and changes. This is a perfect beginner’s guide to the mystery of metamorphosis.

Bugs are Insects by Anne Rockwell

Is a spider an insect? Is a ladybug a bug? Lean how to tell what is an insect and what isn’t, and discover the fascinating world of the tiny creatures who live in your own backyard.

Environmental Causes

Environmental Causes

The World Bee Project  – ‘Pollination is vital to life’

The first private organization to launch a global honey bee monitoring initiative to inform and implement actions to improve pollinator habitats, create more sustainable ecosystems, and improve food security and nutrition.

Without pollination we cannot ensure our own survival on earth. Let’s Save Bees to Save Ourselves!

The Honey Bee Conservancy  – ‘Bee the Solution’

The Honey Bee Conservancy is passionate about helping bees and creating a world where everybody has equal access to fresh food. Their charity brings inspiration and education to schools and communities. They partner with gardens and urban farms across the U.S. and Canada to create bee sanctuaries that pollinate, educate and help build a greener, more sustainable world.

Bee Girl  – ‘Love Your Bees’

The Bee Girl’s mission is to educate and inspire communities to conserve bees, their flowers, and our countryside. They envision a future where kids frolic in pastures of flowers, buzzing with bees, alongside profitable family farmers and ranchers. Through research and education they are regenerating soil, bees, and communities.

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