Ladybugs are such a beneficial insect for the garden- they consume aphids by the ton. Kids also love to search and gently play with them. At the nursery the other day, I spotted a bag of ladybugs for a measly $5. What a chance to talk about beneficial insects and the flowers that attract them. There was plenty of yelling and screaming from the tickling sensation of a bug crawling up your arm. They loved it.