We have been on a bug safari, a bug safari, a bug safari!! Alfie at the moment is loving bugs and creepy crawlies (much to my despair!), I'm really trying not to let my fears rub of on him but when he brings me a spider I admit, I do recoil somewhat. Over the last couple of months he is absolutely fascinated by all things bug like and is becoming more and more brave in wanting to touch them and feel them and let them crawl over him. When we were asked if we wanted to review Nick Baker's Bug Safari I knew that Alfie would be the ever keen explorer.
Firstly, before I begin please excuse the manky bit on the sofa, I had removed the cushion as Alfie had just spilled all his juice over it so it was drying in the sun. Anyway, so when Alfie received the bug safari he was super excited to go out hunting for some creepy critters and bugs, thankfully the weather was fab so we wasted no time in checking out the kit ready to start searching.
Within the kit is everything to become a budding bug hunter. There are tweezers, tongs, a brush, magnifying glass and bug holder. We found the tongs very useful for capturing bugs and the plastic enclosure was really useful for having a quick look at the bug and then transferring it to the bug pot for a closer look.
We spent quite some time scouting the garden looking for bugs, we found ants, red ants (loads of blooming ants), a ladybird, a bumble bee and most exciting for Alfie was this little dude.....a stag beetle! Alfie absolutely loved watching him and looking at his pincers, he was quite feisty!
As soon as Daddy was home from work the first thing Alfie showed him was that he'd caught a stag beetle. *Disclaimer time* we didn't keep the stag beetle in the pot very long we did let it go once Alfie had shown Daddy. He was so proud, it was lovely to see. I love observing him embracing his new interests, every day he is more fascinated by new things and animals and critters definitely seem to capture his imagination. Also included in the set is a bug book with space to record finds and charts to help identify all your finds. For a RRP of £9.99 I think this is fab. For more information or to purchase one head over to Interplayuk.com.
One of my readers could be lucky enough to win their very own bug safari kit, so if you fancy yourself being a budding bug hunter enter via the Rafflecopter below! This is a UK based competition, entries are only valid using the Rafflecopter and the winner will be notified by email and twitter so please do leave valid contact details, thankyou! Good Luck!