Explore nature on your doorstep with Bug Safari! This is Interplay’s My Living World Range, Bug Safari kit which provides children with easy to use, professional quality equipment to enable them to catch, study and identify common mini-beasts in their gardens, in parks or in the countryside.
The kit contains equipment designed by naturalist Nick Baker and is suitable for children aged 5+. It comes with:
- Field lens
- Bug tongs
- Magnifying pot
- Full colour booklet on how to use the equipment, and charts to help identify the creatures caught.
I love how detailed the booklet is and the tips listed in it which prompted me to ask my children questions about bugs and learn along with them. I am not an expert and not a fan of creepy crawlies. Through this kit though, we learnt and explored the bugs together.
I love the bug tongs as they are great for picking up the insects without hurting or squeezing them. I found them quite easy to hold but both of my children aged 5 and 6 were not confident with them and they kept slipping away! I think they would be more suitable for older children.
Both of them are quite happy to use the field lens to look around and let me pick up the bugs. The kit includes tweezers, a paintbrush and pot too. I didn’t give them the tweezers as I know both of them are too young to use it. They won’t know how to control their strength and in the end might hurt the bugs.
The field lens is quite small and handy. There is a loop hole to put a cord on it and hang it over the head. The paintbrush is very handy to brush the bugs into the pot so that they could have a good look at them. The pot is a good size to hold but the lid is quite tight. So I had to help them to open and close the lid.
We had fun at the park and in our garden spying for bugs and all sorts! Look out for our butterfly kit review which is coming soon.
This is a basic kit which is suitable for children who are keen to explore nature. Overall, our kids had a lot of fun looking for and learning about the bugs!
Disclosure: We received the sample for the purposes of writing this review, however, all thoughts and opinions remain our own.