Do you have any pets in your classroom?
Last year my classroom received a grant from pets in the classroom. We received a baby bearded dragon. The students voted on a name and came up with Little Red, because he had a little red spot on his chin. As the year progressed his name was changed to Big Red :). My students enjoyed feeding and holding the bearded dragon. I thought they would be grossed out by the bearded dragon eating crickets and worms, but they loved watching him eat. Even better it was a great hands-on experience while studying predator, prey, and camouflage!