So here are some pics from our field trip that went along with our farm unit. We live close to several working farms, and I am sure we would have been welcome to visit them, but last week was our State Fair. Since there are always plenty of farm animals to be found at the fair, we headed out to see what we could see! Here are some pictures from our field trip!
E was little unsure of what to make of the big cows. Our fair had a wonderful farm discovery exhibit, though. There E was able to get up close to some baby animals. We saw this baby calf, and E went to pet it.
Also in this discovery exhibit was an incubator where you could watch baby chicks hatch! Now, I know that is something we probably would never have gotten to see on a real farm! We actually timed it perfectly, and one baby chick was popping out of his shell. You can’t see it here, but you can get the idea.
E did not want to share her sucker with the rabbits. When I told her that the bunny might get it, she kept her sucker at a safe distance. 🙂
E had no desire to go near the roosters. In fact she was quite terrified. We left them pretty quickly and went over to the baby duckling exhibit. You can see below why she was so entertained!
Finally, E loved “riding” in this John Deere tractor.
Wondering where to take your tot? Here are some ideas:
- Do an internet search for working farms in your area and plan a visit. Many farms are offering apple picking this time of year, so you might want to plan that as an activity.
- If you live in a rural area, go for a drive and count the farms you see.
- Visit a fair if there is one going on in your state. You can find your state fair dates here.
- Just want to see farm animals? Check your phone book and see if there are petting zoos in your area.
- If all else fails take the kiddos to a farmer’s market and talk about where we get our fruits and veggies. Let them talk to some of the farmers there about what they grow and how long it takes.
If you don’t happen to find something in your area there are many on-line activities. We will be linking to some of these in our lesson plans tomorrow, so be sure and come back and check them out!
Don’t stress about the locale or the activities. Your tot just wants to be with you! Get out of the house and have some fun!
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