My wife and I were discussing what to do for our son's fifth birthday party.
The thought of paying money for birthday clowns, bounce-houses, and cartoon
characters were not appealing to us and there seemed to be few available educational
venues that also offered entertainment for children's parties. My son loved animals,
especially bugs. So I decided to put together a “bug show” and be the creepy crawly entertainment.
I did a great deal of bug research, caught many bugs (some caught me), and the birthday bug show was a hit!
My wife is a third grade teacher and one of her teacher friends who was at the birthday party asked if I
can do the creepy crawly bug show for her second grade class. I agreed. I took a personal day off from my
job as a creative director of an advertising agency and did the bug show. In that classroom there was a
behaviorist who was monitoring a child. The behaviorist loved the bug show and told her friend who was a
principal at another elementary school. The principal called me and…well, this continued for over one
year until I made the decision to educate children full-time about the wonders and importance of bugs.
A bug business was born. As I went school to school doing my
Creepy Crawly Bug Adventure Shows children would always ask me where they can get cool bug catchers, bug houses, magnifying lenses, and the latest and greatest bug toys and games. Teachers were asking if I sold butterfly gardens for the classroom, ant farms, ladybug habitats, bug books, insect posters, life-cycle units and science projects for having bugs in the classroom. Parents would stop me and inquire about bug t-shirts and clothing, nature gifts, science gifts, bug art, and even chocolate covered ants and insects for fear factor type birthday parties. BINGO! Another bug business was born. I am always on the look out for unique nature gifts, science toys and bug related games, books, and anything creepy and crawly that inspires and educates us about nature and its 1 million species of bugs! There is a great deal to see to take your time and enjoy nature's ultimate bug store.