Hunting in the backyard

The weather was beautiful this week, so we enjoyed the outdoors as much as possible. Yesterday the kids took their Backyard Explorer kits to the backyard. We got ours at a children’s museum, but basically they’re a lot like this Adventure Kids Bug Catcher Box Set.


Ours are simpler and contain these items:


Ham and Nica took one kit each and ventured forth to capture little creatures. Nica tried the tweezers first, but lost her nerve.



Ham tried the tweezers too.


Nica decided to focus on catching butterflies.


Eventually, she got bored with the butterfly hunt and sought bigger game.
“Mommy, see that tree? It’s a hollow tree. Inside it, there’s a squirrel, three bunnies and a kinda small dragon. That’s how he can fit in there. Dragons are usually huge!”
“How did they all end up in there?”
“They’re all hiding from me, because I am the hunter! I’m going to catch them with this net!”
“Aren’t the squirrel and bunnies scared of the dragon?”
“Yes, but they’re more scared of ME! Grrrrr! Teehee!”


Then there was a magic spell that turned the net into a “gigantihuge” net to catch a mother dragon who came looking for her kinda small dragon baby. But then Nica felt bad for the baby dragon, who was stuck in the tree but saw his mother stuck in the net, so, they were both set free after they promised not to burn people up. Oh, and the squirrel and bunnies were also released and are now living in our yard. I can’t see them because they move so fast. Then it was time to go in for string cheese and crackers.