5 Stars By my opinion on 2013-03-20
A Lot Nicer Than I Expected
I bought these for a spring themed sensory bin for my toddler son. I wanted a variety of insects so he could learn to identify them. I actually got more than what was pictured and they came in a plastic tube. I don't know if the selection is always the same, but we got 2 different butterflies, 2 different spiders, 5 different beetles (including a ladybug), a praying mantis, a bee, a wasp, a fly, a cricket, a grasshopper, an ant, a dragonfly, and a scorpion. 18 insects (& arachnids) in all. They are a good size (dragonfly 3", ladybug 1 1/4") for studying and colored well. I bought the cheapest insects on AlumiGogo and I am very happy that I chose them. I plan on doing a lot of different themed sensory bins so I don't want to spend a lot on all the items in the bin. These should not be purchased for children who still put things in their mouth as they are a choke hazard.
4 Stars By Ravelwriter on 2015-06-30
Great for building a home lesson around bugs
Used this for a home lesson on insects when my son went from fear to fascination. Each night, if he cooperated through his bedtime routine, he'd get a new bug and he'd flip through a bug book that we purchased along with it to identify his new bug. There were enough bugs to last us a while. They were realistic looking, although with a few I couldn't tell what they were supposed to be aside from being able to put them in a general category like beetles.
My son's only complaint is that he wanted versions of the bugs we see commonly in spring like mosquitoes, fruit flies, and Mayflies, and some of the pesty bugs we see in our yard and flower beds.
5 Stars By SK15 on 2016-11-29
Perfectly insect-y looking! Perfect amount!
I bought these to go on a cake. They looked appropriately disgusting to me and adorable to my little boy. The colors are fun. They are fun to leave around to scare people. The plastic is solid so they don't get torn apart easily (please tell me other kids so that!).
Perfect amount to play with but not have two many to clean up!!!
3 Stars By Bonnie on 2013-02-24
Not as good as similar Safari Ltd Insects Toob
I purchased this set as well as the Safari Ltd Insects Toob at the same time. At first glance they are very similar in packaging and insect types but upon examining the toys, the Safari set is far superior in that they are nicer and more realistic looking. This Insect Lore set is more flimsy and the legs are bent in awkward ways that are hard to bend into proper, stand-able shape. It's so inexpensive that I won't bother returning it and may just add a few of the better bugs to the Safari set. On an "educational" note, spiders and scorpions are not insects but you can decide what to call the set to the kids.
4 Stars By Richard W. Erdie on 2016-05-04
Nice, if you like bugs
We purchased these for a school project my Grandson was working on. The bugs served to illustrate his narrative and served that purpose very well. Now, if he would just quit leaving them laying around the house! :)
4 Stars By Foxtrot Sierra on 2013-12-31
"Bunch O' Bugs" Description Accurate
That's exactly what these are... a bunch of bugs. But my niece loves to play with these. They are creepily realistic looking and you could probably pull off a couple of good pranks with these. There was a wide assortment in the tube I received and they are all very colorful. They are plastic and rubbery too.
5 Stars By LauraLea1018 on 2012-12-04
I purchased these toys to get in our bug unit for my at home pre school program. We had a lot of fun putting them in groups by bugs that fly, etc. We also put them in paint and painted their foot prints. Then they joined us in the tub to get all cleaned up! My son LOVED these guys and put them under a magnifying glass like real insects. Great way for children to explore insects without damaging any.
5 Stars By Gingerbread Girl on 2014-08-05
I love these. I use them for creative play and ...
I love these. I use them for creative play and bug learning activities in my day care. The kids love them. I pair them with "mud" playdough and fake flowers for some imaginative play. Good quality and great for the price. They are small, but perfect size for what I needed them for. Very satisfied.
5 Stars By Mavigo on 2016-09-01
We flew international with our almost 3 year old and she had so much fun with this plastic bugs
This is a must buy if you are looking for small toys to take with you while traveling. We flew international with our almost 3 year old and she had so much fun with this plastic bugs. It was worth every penny.
5 Stars By KB28 on 2016-08-06
These bugs were cute and we used the smaller ones to put inside plastic Easter eggs. The kids enjoyed them and they held up well. There was a nice variety in the package too.