I admit it – critters with more than four legs have not always been my favorites. But in the last 12 years, I’ve come to not only appreciate their contributions, but to find them downright intriguing. (Thank you, bug ladies!!!) Now is a good opportunity to develop that mindset in your kids. After all, you’ve got a captive audience, right?

The professional journal Entomology Today has put together a pocketful of activities that you and the kids can probably do with just the materials you already have on hand. And if you can help the kids get from EWWW and ICK to WOW, that will be time well-spent.