My mom helped the kids catch a grasshopper they found outside of our garage on Friday. It was a perfect 12 hour pet for them, the most agreeable, docile grasshopper. He didn't spit at them and was easy to re-capture while Joseph was letting him free later that even. No, he was not dead!
Bethany made a sign for his home that read, "Hoppy's home do not disturb him! And Defetlly do not shake him!" She drew a nice landscape, with the sun shining, on her Doodle and placed it behind his bug box so "he'd feel at home". We're just that hospitable around here!
Joseph let him free and re-caught him about 4 times before finally giving him his life and sanity back.
Hoppy was a good reminder to learn about grasshoppers, katydids and crickets. So we took some time to add some extra fun learning into our day. Thanks Hoppy!