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19 December

Keep Your Kids Busy this Holiday Break

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Are your kids bugging you to go out and do something? Have you planned how to keep them busy over this long holiday break?  Well, we’ve put together some suggestions to keep your love bugs busy this holiday season.

Color our pests, win our prizes

Print out a fun coloring book page from here, color it, and send it back to us for a prize! You’ll find color by number and a maze page, too!  

Mail your pages here:

Suburban Exterminating

879 W Jericho Turnpike

Smithtown, NY 11787 

Don't forget to tell us your name and Long Island address so we can send your prize!

Take a trip to the Long Island Aquarium

It might be obvious, but our favorite part of the Long Island Aquarium is the Bug Exhibit. If you don’t know, Suburban Exterminating is the proud sponsor of the Bug Exhibit.  Every trip should begin and end there. To find it the Bug Exhibit, make a left at the Aquarium entrance and keep going.

Did you know that bugs represent the largest group of animals on Earth! They account for at least 75% of all known animal species. You’ll see some of the world’s largest beetles, leaf cutter ants, giant termites, and, of course, butterflies. You can find thousands of butterflies from all over the world in their tropical garden. Stay awhile and a butterfly might land on your shoulder!

Find out more about the exhibit here.


Take a trip to Long Island Children’s Museum

Your kids will be fascinated by the largest insect mouths you have ever seen. They’ll learn about the eating habits of common pests like bees and snakes in a safe and interactive environment. They’ll even get to decide if an insect is a “sucker” or a “chewer.”  


Create a thumbprint bug craft

You can create all kinds of bugs – spiders, ladybugs, caterpillars, butterflies and more – just by using your fingerprint. You’ll need a stamp pad or a magic marker to color your fingerprint. Below are some cute examples of what your kids can do!

Make a DIY Squirrel and play the shell game

Your kids can create a craft squirrel with an egg carton, paint, paper, craft eyes, and pom-poms. They will look like this in the end:

Make 3 squirrels to play the shell game! It’s one the easiest ways to keep kids busy. Make 3 identical cups and hide a ball/nut under one of them. Have someone figure out which squirrel the nut is hiding under.  You can also follow the directions here.

Tell fun insect jokes

Sometimes, you just need a good laugh. Check out our top 10 buggy jokes.

What is the biggest ant in the world? An eleph-ant

Why was the baby ant confused? Because all of his uncles were ants

What do you get when you cross a sheep and a honey bee? Bah-humbug

What is an insect's favorite sport? Cricket

Why are spiders good swimmers? They have webbed feet

What did the spider say when he broke his new web? Darn it

Who comes to a picnic but is never invited? Ants

What is totally funny and makes dogs itch? The Flea Stooges

What do you call a rabbit with beetles all over it? Bugs Bunny

How many ants are needed to fill an apartment? Ten-ants

Plan a trip to Children Library Shows

It’s never too early to talk about the summer. Every summer since 2011, Suburban Exterminating has partnered with Long Island libraries to present Future Scientists: Learn What It Takes to Become an Entomologist.  If you want us at your local library, have your library give us a call at (631) 864-6900. The program is free!

We wish all our family, friends, customers, and fellow Long Islanders a Happy Holiday! 



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