Knowing that our son was a fan of the insect world, a friend of ours gave him a bug watcher for his birthday last year. Time and time again, this nifty viewer has been in my son's top 5 toys. Not only is it sturdy and easy to work, it's also a great educational toy.
The Creature Peeper, $10.65, allows your kids to catch a bug, study them for a while and release them back into nature. The size and shape of the viewer is perfect for little hands and features 3X magnification.
The budding entomologist will love the fact that their little visitors can be seen from above and below, perfect to see all insect angles. And insects are only the beginning! We used our bug viewer to study crystals and flowers. The watertight interior also works for viewing tadpoles and fish -- with careful adult supervision.