Saturday, June 25, 2011

Plug into Insectigations!

40 Hands-On Activities To Explore The Insect World by Cindy Blobaum
Great gift idea!
This is a captivating book on insects - perfect for that child or sibling group aged 5-12, get involved with them! There are 40 fun activities to hold in their hands, to help them to explore! We recommend visiting your nearest or favorite Virginia State Park where there are trails and waterways and the Great Outdoors! See a list of the 35 Virginia State Parks here.

40 Hands-on Activities to Explore the Insect World. Blobaum. From butterflies and beetles to crickets and katydids, the insects highlighted in this book will bring out the entomologist in children ages 5-12. Activities include sketching insects, making a terrarium for observation, raising mealworms, using math to measure bug strength, gardening to attract butterflies and other insects, and making an insect amplifier. A unique insect board game helps kids learn fascinating bug facts while they play. Sidebars offer a look into the world of professional entomology, as well as gross facts about insects that will provide great playground trivia, including the USDA’s guidelines for allowable insect parts per cup of food. Retail price $12.95

Part of what BRFAL Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalist is about is our focus on Education and Outreach. This is a continuation in our series on the BFRAL Blog sharing recommended educational tools to help you get your children outside, to let their natural inquisitiveness spawn learning!

The recommended website to order these materials online is, you can also request a full color catalog free of charge that is jam-packed with great stuff kids love!

BRFAL Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalist does not endorse any political viewpoint, these resources are being brought to you as learning resources only.

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