Posted Jul 15, 2013
Toads are a great way to help your child learn about nature. Over the years as a child and then adult I've caught dozens of toads.
Toads are fairly laid back creatures and most tolerate being picked up and handled (just not for long periods of time).
Children are captivated by having a toad in a terrarium and watching it eat. You may want to check with your child's school (especially if they are in the lower grades) and ask if their teacher would like you to bring in a toad (with a terrarium) so the children can observe him/her in a habitat close to their natural habitat.
If you do catch a toad and decide to keep him for observation please make sure you create a natural habitat and that it isn't in direct sunlight. You also want to ensure the toad is in a comfortable temperature. Pet stores sell live insects that you can buy to feed your toad. When you are ready to turn him loose please make sure you release him into his natural habitat and that you do so when the weather is ideal for him/her.