As we started our new Science Unit, Needs of Living Things, we decided to add a box of crickets to our classroom environment. We started with a small habitat and added soil, sticks, water soaked into a cotton ball and pieces of apple and lettuce. Crickets need fruit and veggies too! When it came time to add the crickets to their new home, one of the crickets hopped right in and out again. As Mrs. Ruark turned to catch the hyperactive cricket, she laid the open box of crickets down on the floor and.... well, you can probably guess the rest! Make sure you ask your child about the runaway crickets! LOL!