Buy bugs in bulk and place them around your yard or family room for the kids to hunt. Plastic magnifying glasses will get kids excited to seek out and examine their specimens.
Kids can add moss, sticks, and grass to a recycled plastic jar to make a take-home habitat for the interesting insects they find.
Weave a tablecloth out of different shades of cheap crepe paper streamers and attach fake bugs with glue.
A standard fluted Bundt pan and a box of cake mix is the secret to this fantastically creepy dessert.
Originally published in the May 2011 issue of Parents magazine.