‘Tis the season to sit back, relax and enjoy a nice cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows by the fire…right? While this sounds ideal, the reality is that most of us actually resemble a team of crazy ants as we prepare for the holidays. If you are trying to find educational and entertaining gifts for the kiddos, look no further. We put our heads together and created a gift guide for your little entomologist.
For Your Little Architect
A builder is sure to love these antics ant blocks by Uncle Goose. He or she will be occupied for hours building an ant hill to protect the queen and her eggs. Each set comes with 16 blocks that are great for children age two and up.
For Your Little Bookworm
Give your enthusiastic reader the gift of words. He or she will love learning about different species of insects with fun facts and illustrations. Barnes N’ Noble offers a wide variety of insect-themed books for every age with topics including ants, stink bugs, butterflies, and more!
For Your Future Scientist
If your little one loves to explore outside, a bug collector kit enables them to catch and collect a variety of insects, without even touching them. Your child will also enjoy a bug investigator kit, which allows them to examine the insects up close. Each kit is appropriate for children ages five and up.
For Your Little Fashionista
Does your child like to express their individuality? Help enhance their wardrobe with these insect-inspired graphic tees by Hippyfly. Every tee comes with a tag, which teaches the insect’s impact on the environment.
For Your Little Artist
It’s time to bust out the arts and crafts for your kids and their friends. Visit our Insect Crafts and Treats board on Pinterest for endless ideas on how to keep their creative minds and hands busy. They will enjoy getting their hands dirty making an edible dirt pudding, or creating fingerprint bugs.
We hope you have a safe and pest-free holiday season this year! If your kids are interested in learning more about bugs, introduce them to our technicians during their next visit to your home. We are always happy to take a moment to share our knowledge and some fun bug facts with you and your kids.