Our three-year-old son has always been interested in minibeasts, such as worms, ants, spiders, woodlice, snails, and slugs, but he now seems to be even more interested in them than ever. Whenever we bring him outside the house, he would ask to find some minibeasts.
We think that it is good to encourage this interest. What we have done so far is to visit nearby parks, fields, and woods, and find some minibeasts there to observe. We would mainly turn the rocks over to find worms and other small creatures underneath. But I would really like to hear new ideas for activities that we can do together with him, to encourage this interest.