The children are back in school which also means lunch packing time! This is a great time to talk about eating a healthy lunch so we can better learn and have fun at school. Ask your child if they would like to pack ants in their lunch! Hopefully after hearing a “yuck no!”, you can read, Bugs for Lunch by Margery Facklam. The author asks “If your lunch was a bug, who could you be? Maybe a spider eating a fly or a bat catching bugs as it cruises the sky”. You will learn about the lunch choices of aardvarks, geckos and venus flytraps to name a few. The last few pages provide more information about each of the creatures in the book.
Did you and your child know that some people eat bugs too? Did you also know that the Troy Hill restaurant, Scratch, uses insects as an ingredient in several of its dishes. So if you are adventurous, you might want to head to Scratch for some candied crickets!