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#Giveaway & Review: Insect Lore Ant Hill

With two boys, it’s pretty much par for the course that anything creepy, crawly or small and bug like is a hit in our house.

So needless to say, since my kids love looking at ants outside, they were more than thrilled to have ants inside of the house via our new Ant Hill from Insect Lore.

The kit arrived separately from the ants. I put the kit away until the ants came in the mail, and then unveiled everything.

I know a lot of bloggers were skeeved out by the ants. While I am definitely a girly girl when it comes to spiders, ants don’t seem to phase me so this didn’t bother me so much. That said, I think hubby was as excited as the kids to put this together so my three boys sat down to put everything together.

They put the ants in and we set the habitat on our counter. Over the course of several days, it was cool to see the ants go to work, making little pathways for themselves here and there. At one point a couple of ants were trapped in a little spot that was “caved in.” My kids were very concerned but the next morning they had somehow dug out and all was right in our Ant Habitat again.

The Insect Lore Ant Hill retails for $19.99. It’s currently on sale at Amazon for $15.12 and you can still get it in time for Christmas!

Here are some photos of hubby and my boys putting this together the night the ants arrived:

And one week later, this is how our ants have changed their habitat to suit their needs:

It’s been really fun to watch. Even I’ve gotten into it – I like coming down each morning to see what new tunnel they’ve dug overnight. And the kids haven’t lost their enthusiasm for this as they do with so many other things – time will tell but I think this one is definitely a keeper.

Giveaway: Additionally, I have a fun giveaway to go along with this post. You can enter to win two sets of the Ant Hill – one for yourself and one for your child’s teacher for the classroom! Comment to enter below.

One winner will be selected at random after December 22nd.Extra Entries: Tweet about this giveaway. Suggested tweet: I just entered to win 2 @insectlore Ant Hills from @mommieswstyle

I’m a part of a campaign with Insect Lore. Last month I reviewed their Buzzerks glasses. I also reviewed their Butterfly Garden back in July when I wasn’t a part of this campaign but had won a kit at a local event just thought this was a really cool product.

49 thoughts on “#Giveaway & Review: Insect Lore Ant Hill”

  1. We had the gel ant kit at my work and I was really surprised at how long they can survive. My son (and my cat) would love this.

  2. I love Insect Lore. We got a butterfly cage from them and my boys’ preschool class loved it! Thanks, Maureen (jnomaxx at hotmail dot com)

  3. I’d love to get this! I have three boys, and am actually an insect scientist myself! (And I *know* my oldest’s first grade teacher would love one, too!)

  4. Oh, my son would think this is just the coolest thing. And so would his teacher and 2nd grade classmates. The boys have the majority and they are ALL typical boys who love bugs and outdoor stuff.

  5. My daughter would be facsinated by this! It’s a double bonus to have one for her classroom as well. Crossing my fingers!!!

  6. My “Eww” reaction confirms that my boys would *LOVE* this! What a fantastic idea to include a second one for the classroom. Very cool! Thank you for the chance to win!

  7. My son is a bug fanatic. Last year for Easter we got a huge tub of ladybugs (probably about 200) from the local nursery and set them free in our backyard. At only barely 2 years old he knew all about the ladybugs, what bushes they enjoyed and their favorite meal of aphids (he could even say the word clearly). He DOES have a hard time understanding why it’s too cold for the ladybugs right now but we are working on that. So….I think something like this that we could keep inside and watch would be just perfect! Have a very Merry Christmas!

  8. This is such a cool project. I think the kids in the class room could really get into watching this. I know my 2 at home would really enjoy it! Thanks

  9. I love it that the prize includes one for the kid’s school. My grandson’s school like schools all over our state is suffering from the current economic crunch and every little bit.

  10. My kids would love this. I did an ant farm when I was a kid for a science fair. Mom didn’t realize I had dug u fire ants, until I had a jar full of them in the house 🙂 I didn’t get bit. I ended up with a A+.

  11. I homeschool my 4 kids and they would love this.I would take the second one to the kindergarten teacher who taught my 3 oldest before I removed them from public school.Thanks!
    lstanziani(at)yahoo(dot)com

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