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DIY DragonFly Ornaments

Babysits and The Victoria Bug Zoo have teamed up to teach you how to make DIY dragonfly ornaments! We will guide you through making a festive Red Grasshawk Dragonfly and an icy looking Male Widow Skimmer. These beautiful DIY dragonflies will look great hanging on the Christmas tree! Don’t celebrate Christmas? These dragonflies make great…

Beetle Life Model

Meet Chuck, the Atlas Beetle. He is busy modeling for a mural-in-progress inside the Victoria Bug Zoo. Stop by the Zoo to see the finished product!

Spider Web Brownies

Halloween is right around the corner, and Babysits has the perfect treat for you! These Spider Web Brownies are easy to make and super delicious. Impress your friends by bringing them to a Halloween Party, add them to your children’s lunchbox for a sweet treat, or indulge in them while watching a scary movie at…

Insect Vocabulary for Kids

Is your child interested in all things bug related? Teach them more about insects with these fun vocabulary words! Click here to download and print the flashcards. Another fun way to use this deck is to print each card separately, cut them out, and use them to play a game of memory. Lay out all the cards…

Victoria Bug Zoo Word Scramble

Here’s a fun activity that will get your little ones thinking! Babysits Canada has created a Victoria Bug Zoo-themed word scramble. Click here to download and print it for your child! All you need to complete these puzzles is something to write with. Are you able to get all 5 words correct? Then you must really know…

DIY: Insect Log Book

Are you heading to the Victoria Bug Zoo soon? Well don’t forget to print out this fun log book beforehand! Take this log book with you so that you can fill in the information about all the bugs you see. You can write the insect’s name, where you found it or its place of origin,…

COVID-19 Safety Regulations

Proof of Vaccination is required for everyone 12 and up. September 13th, we require one vaccine and by October 24th we require two vaccines. Vaccine status check is not required for the gift shop. Private bookings in the Party Room do not require Poof of Vaccine, however, if everyone is double vaccinated, animal handling is…

DIY: Insect Word Search for Kids

Looking for a fun insect-related activity? We’ve got you covered with this printable word search! You can click here to download and print the word search, another option would be to complete the puzzle on an iPad/tablet. Check out the Victoria Bug Zoo website under What’s New to find more insect-related puzzles, activities, and DIYs. The words…

DIY: Insect Crossword for Kids

Does your child love insects? Put their knowledge to the test with this fun crossword puzzle! We’ve listed 7 different types of insects, name them all in order to complete the crossword! Click here to download and print the crossword puzzle or check out the picture below! For more fun kids activities check out the Babysits blog. Babysits…

DIY Butterfly Toy

Spring is finally here, and we think butterflies are the perfect way to celebrate! Babysits and The Victoria Bug Zoo have teamed up to teach you how to make this beautiful butterfly toy. According to the Smithsonian Institution, there are about 17,500 species of butterfly in the world. That means you have LOTS of options…

DIY Insect Magnets

Got some old bottle caps laying around? Don’t throw them out, Babysits and the Victoria Bug Zoo have a fun craft idea for you and your little one! These cute insect magnets are super quick and easy to make, all it takes is 3 simple steps. You can make whatever insects you like, we decided…

DIY Insect Coloring Book

Coloring books aren’t just for kids! Babysits and the Victoria Bug Zoo have the perfect coloring book for insect lovers of all ages. The coloring book consists of 6 different cool-looking black and white insects. Take a look at the picture below for a sneak peak! You can use colored pencils, markers, crayons, paint or…

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