Rylan's preschool class went on a field trip to Oxbow Farm in October. It's a working farm, but has an emphasis on educating kids, and it was an awesome experience! His 3's class went last spring also, so they got to see the results of beans they planted and what happens at harvest time. Since Jason was free, he joined us too and took these fantastic photos...
Circle time... the kids learned about seeds, roots, stalks, leaves, flowers, and fruit, and got to taste one of each on the field trip
Checking out a slug
Looking at a bird's nest our farmer found in a fruit tree
In the spring, the kids planted scarlet runner beans (the magic beans from Jack in the Bean Stalk)... and got to harvest some on this trip!
The farmer gave them each a scarlet runner bean to take home and dry
Each kiddo got to dig up a carrot!
And eat it!
They also got to taste mini sweet peppers
And taste herbs
And pull sunflower seeds out of a sunflower to eat
Our final circle time
They also each got to pick out and take home a pumpkin... Rylan giving his pumpkin a hug :)
And they had pumpkin sugar cookies for snack!
Group photo :)