Top Bug Toy List from The Toy Insider
Does your kid love spending time outside looking for bugs? We spoke with The Toy Insider Laurie Schacht to share some of her top toy picks that bug-loving kids and families will enjoy.
Tools for the Hunt
- The first essential for every bug hunter is a trusty net. The Backyard Safari Scoop Net is 18 inches long so your kids can reach moths and butterflies high and low. Drop your net in the pond while catching dragonflies? The net floats, making it a true packing essential for the park, campground, or beach.
- Day or night, sunshine or shade, there are tons of bugs that kids can explore. The Uncle Milton National Geographic Expedition Shoe Lights snap right onto your kids’ shoes to help light the way for exciting entomological expeditions.
- Did your child find a whole swarm to collect? The Uncle Milton National Geographic Anteater Bug Vac looks just like a real anteater, but safely vacuums up bugs with a motor. The observation case enables kids to look at the bugs they’ve collected and then safely release them back into their natural habitats.
Homes & Habitats
Capture some bugs your little ones can’t bear to part with? These habitats keep their bugs safe and secure so the kids can observe their every move, but you don’t have to worry about their escape.
- Uncle Milton’s Ant Farm gives ants a comfortable stay as your kid gets a glimpse into their world and behavior.
- The Toysmith Backyard Exploration Critter Case makes it easy for kids to house and observe their favorite creepy crawlers, or catch and release insects as they turn from caterpillars into butterflies. It’s lightweight with an easy-to-hold handle for kids so it can be easily carried outdoors for adventures.
- The Insect Lore Butterfly Garden makes learning fun and easy as caterpillars go through metamorphosis and change into beautiful Painted Lady butterflies. The butterfly garden can be hung upon or placed on any flat surface for easy viewing.
For the Rainy Day
Rainy or cold weather may keep your mini entomologist indoors, but kids can still have fun with bugs all year-round, even if they aren’t real.
- Bug Bingo turns the old-time classic game into a full learning experience for kids and parents when you mark off photos and names of bugs.
- Hasbro’s Ants in the Pants game is fun for kids ages 3 and up as you try to flip the tiny ant into the bug’s pants. While your kids won’t get an education on insect species, this game is a great way to get the whole family involved.
- The Hexbug Nano Nitro zooms around the house faster than ever. These bugs scale up tubes, go around corners, and run across the floor, burning kids’ energy as they chase them throughout the house.
Make bugs part of your kid’s everyday play with these toys, games and activities they can enjoy all year round. If you’re looking for even more toy and play inspiration, visit thetoyinsider.com.