The 10 Best Bug Kits For Kids

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This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in March of 2020. Learning about nature is great way to spend some quality bonding time with your child, and a bug collecting kit can make it both fun and educational. These all-in-one packages contain everything you need to help children learn about the fascinating world of insects. We have dug in the dirt to compile a list of the best options with the widest range of equipment included. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Essenson Outdoor Explorer Kit

2. Nature Bound Catcher

3. Gosu Toys Insect Set

Editor's Notes

March 19, 2020:

An easy way to teach your child about nature and its creatures is by letting them get up close and personal with insects. Selecting the best insect catching kit for your child to enjoy is easier than you might think. There are obviously lots of options available, and many are all-inclusive sets that come with all sorts of accessories to make trapping bugs fun for your little one. Take the Essenson Outdoor Explorer Kit, for example; it has everything from binoculars and tweezers to a butterfly net and multiple insect containers. The Gosu Toys Insect Set does not have all of the accessories, but it does have a scooper and a mesh-enclosed cage where your child can look at insects without fear.

The Carson BugView Quick Release is a good option for older kids because it is a handheld collector that is thumb-operated. It collects the bugs right there into a viewing container that has a magnifier for close examination. The Nature Bound Vacuum is a delightful model because your child will have fun gently sucking the bugs into the vacuum and transferring them into the lighted habitat. There is such a wide variety of these kits to choose from, the best way to start is to consider your child's age because you want one that he can use with ease to avoid frustration. Then, you just have to decide if you want to keep it simple, like the B. Toys Bungalow, or if you want to go all out with something like the AMDVibes Outdoors.

4. AMDVibes Outdoors

5. Kidz Xplore Nature

6. Carson BugView Quick Release

7. Olivia & Aiden Catcher

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8. Joyjoz Adventure

9. Nature Bound Vacuum

10. B. Toys Bungalow

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