How about praying mantis eggs as a favor? Kids can hatch them at home and let them go in their yard. Or little mesh bags of ladybugs?
I did butterfly houses (that Melaine alerted me to on Woot) this year as favors at DD's party. They were a great success--- a bunch of the guest have let us know when their butterflies have hatched and they emailed us photos!
We one of these for birds, bugs and butterflies for our area and DD loves to use them--- They are laminated, and fold like a map.
I love the nature scavenger hunt idea and I too have been meaning to copy those sets on etsy.
If you wind up doing a squirrel theme-- you could make felted acorns or a bag of these would be fun (we have a big bowl of them that we put out in the fall--no one can walk by without touching them.)
Here's some more info on making felted acorns plus lots more acorn ideas...
How about canvas bags with a notepad, pencils, a magnifying glass, disposable camera, etc... your own version of these
Last edited by kayte; 03-04-2010 at 09:17 PM.
Mom to Arwen (1/06), and two geriatric chihuahuas