Posted by: ad65shorty | May 28, 2009

Field Trip to Farm


This is an obvious one, but be sure to take your children on a field trip to a local farm!! Many farms allow the children to pet, and even feed, the animals, which is crucial to their development and learning. We have a local farm here that lets you participate in milking a cow!! How fun is that! Spring is the ideal time to go, as there are usually many baby animals being born. Be sure to discuss their experience using the 5 senses (what do you smell? what do you see?), and be sure to teach them a little bit about each animal (a baby goat is called a kid).


Here is a fun farm matching game I made that you could easily duplicate using your own pictures (photos from your trip would be so fun!). It would be a great extension activity. The children simply match the baby animal to its mommy. We play it like memory, but you could adapt it up or down, as needed.



  1. Very cute!

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