Compared to a hundred years ago, most of us don’t know much about farming except that chickens lay eggs and cows make milk. That’s why it is beneficial for city children to participate in 4H or attend county fairs or state fairs.
Little Farm Hands is an exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair. At the Texas State Fair, there is Little Hands on the Farm, an interactive farm experience targeting younger children. “The goal of Little Hands on the Farm exhibit is to help children understand how agricultural products get from farm to marketplace.” Check your state fair for interactive educational activities that are family friendly.
Count it for school! Include it as a field trip for your “Early American” or “Westward Expansion” studies. If you are studying plants or animals, it counts.
Helpful resources for your farm study include: Old Fashioned Farm Life Coloring Book, Prairie Primer Unit Study (unit study for Little House on the Prairie), and God’s Design for Life Series with the World of Plants and the Animal Kingdom.
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