As I have know for quite some time, we are a sick and twisted family. The new favorite show in the house is Science Channel's Monster Bug Wars. The basic premise of the show is natural bug vs bug, who will eat or be eaten. Now, the first time we dvr-ed the show, we decided to watch it with Mudget and Booger, not sure how they would react.
Well I discovered my kids are sadists. They were cracking up every time The Assassin Beetle killed and ate the Katy Did. Yes, Booger cried but not because he was scared. He kept guessing the wrong "winner". Then not to be out done Mudget insisted he was a green jumping spider and proceeded to jump on me and bite My leg. I couldn't help but laugh. It was funny.
So if you have a mini entomologist in your house and are tired of watching Nickelodeon, try Monster Bug Wars, premiering new shows on Tuesday's at 10 pm. You can also find it on your On-demand depending on service provider which is great for us.
If this doesn't inspire your inner entomologist I am not sure what will. If you let your kids watch Monster Bug Wars, your kids will probably want to go on a bug hunt. After applying copious amounts of Deep Woods OFF, your kid will probably want you to get out your magnifying glasses. But he will notice you don't have anything to catch the bugs so he will probably ask you for bug catchers. But whe he catches the bug he will probably want to draw it so he will ask you for a notebook with crayon to log your findings. And after he catches and draws the bug he will probably be hungry and ask you for a cookie.
By the way, I highly recommend www.orientaltrading.com to get cheap crafting and bug hunting materials.
If you want to check out the show, go to http://science.discovery.com/tv/monster-bug-wars/