I love field trips as they are such an authentic way to make learning tangible. And fall is such a great time to visit a farm. Our homeschool group recently took a field trip to an agricultural farm. It was not only packed with fun, but packed with info. Before going, we did some of our own farm work at home to prep the boys for what they might or might not see.
When we arrived, we took a guided hay ride tour around the farm, learning about all the different kinds of crops that were grown there; such as soy beans, wheat, cotton, and corn. There were many others but I can’t remember all of them.
After our hayride, we went to a covered area where we learned fun facts about the products and food that crops can make. Like, did you know that crayons are made with soybeans? Most of the crops raised on this farm go to feed animals.
Learning so much info made the group hungry, especially the pregnant mommies, so we took a little break for lunch. 🙂 Then it was time to explore.
not the mention the corn maze (mini corn maze, mind you!), of which I failed to get a picture, but the favorite of all…
ALuv even wrote about this being his favorite part of the field trip when we got back home (My favrit thing wuz the corn bin.). As you may be able tell from his sloppy handwriting, he wasn’t too thrilled about doing school work when we arrived home.
After playing, it was off to see the pumpkins; grown on their farm. Each child was able to take a little one home.
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