After finding several really beautiful and interesting dead insects, the girls and I decided to start a dead insect collection. They are VERY excited about this, and we've gone on several "dead insect hunts" in our yard. We've found beetles, bees, dragonflys, moths, huge grasshopers, grandaddy longleg spiders, mayflies, etc.
Elliott found these huge and scary insects at work (Thank goodness we didn't find these at our house!)
We keep our dead insects in an old printer's box. We're hoping to fill every space before summer's end.