27 August, 2010

Caught Ya'

This little device has been keeping my kids busy every afternoon. For hours on end, the kids have been outside playing with this thing. Basically, it is a box with a screen on top. It is a "Bug Box". We made these last weekend courtesy of the Home Depot.

All week long, I have found the kids stealthily sneaking among the grasslands, like lions on the hunt. Antelope aren't what they're searching for. It's been lizards, beetles, dragonflies, grasshoppers, and this little guy in the photo. A slug. We got kind of attached to him. Who knew that something the consistency of boogers could be so darn cute?

Want to keep the kids occupied this weekend? Try giving them a box. Or make one of these. Just don't get too grossed out when you open the lid. The blob of amorphous larvae my 5 year old found was just a little too much for me.

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