Extending the Classroom to the Outdoors
Allow students to enjoy fresh air and the pastoral setting of Flint Rock Farm as they participate in educational activities and farm learning experiences. Farm tours will last approximately 2-3 hours. Small groups chaperoned by a teacher, assistant or parent will rotate through activity stations. Your field trip can end with a picnic under our shelter.
Activity stations and large group topics will depend on the age of your students and which topics you choose based on your grade level objectives. Cooperative planning between the contact person and Flint Rock Farm management will choose age appropriate activities from the following possibilities.
Large group sharing topics:
*Brief history of Flint Rock Farm and historic Plank Road
*"Thank the Farmer" who feeds, clothes and feeds us
*Development of the seed and parts of the plant that we eat
*Story time with farm themed books and role playing (The
Little Red Hen and Three Billy Goats Gruff)
*Tools (household and outdoors) Compare Then and Now
Barnyard Fun Activity Stations:
*Students experience many hands-on activities that reinforce a variety of objectives including washing clothes with a scrub board, mowing grass with a push mower, hand cranked corn sheller, farm bean bag toss, horse shoe ring toss, John Deere tic-tac-toe, large farm puzzles, interactive soy bean display, milk the cow simulation, hand pump water, plant a seed and sack races to name a few of the engaging activities.
Golf Cart Tour to observe farm animals, learning their habits and needs. Also, a good time to observe signs of the season.
Tractor pulled hay ride
Pony or horse rides (led by employee)