Meet Benny the Beneficial and make your own insect

Letโ€™s play a game. Readyโ€ฆ..What is the first word or emotion that comes to you when we say โ€œinsectโ€?

Love them or hate them, we can’t survive without the help of our hardworking friends.

Is someone in your family fascinated with insects? Check out Dr. Jean’s blog on why we need them and how we can help them!

Why not create your own beneficial insect? Find some bits and pieces around the house, classroom or playground to build your insect, give it a name, and come up with a story about where it lives and why it’s beneficial!

Here’s Benny the Beneficial. We made him out of some old pasticine, leaves and paperclips. We can’t wait to see your creations on our Facebook page!!

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