Thanks to Miss Taylor for being brave enough to catch this huge cricket and put it in this container for the children to investigate.
Immediately some of the children were concerned that our cricket friend was lonely and needed to be with the family. We took this opportunity to to learn about how to get everybody's opinion before making a decision and we took a poll!
A few of the older children went around asking every single child and adult if we "should let the cricket go free to find his family or keep it in the box"
The decision was unanimous and we decided to let the cricket "be free and find his family"
This wasn't a planned activity but when centers are flexible and children are given freedom to move around the environment and choose their own learning with adults ready to engage and facilitate this type fun, enriching opportunity happens!