The preschool's insect study is in full bloom. The praying mantis egg sac finally opened. Many tiny mantises emerged, each one only the size of a pin. They were released into our garden, where they can help protect our plants from harmful insects. Some of the children made edible insects to eat for snack. Using toothpicks and a variety of fruits, they fashioned the three body parts: antennae, legs, and wings. Then they promptly gobbled them up.