wonderful places to take kids on field trips:
The Museum of Art and History (MAH)
The kids did a fun activity to find an artist based on clues on a cube that each student was given. They then learned about how the artist made their art, what inspired them, tools they used, etc. In the box were even items to touch and smell.
They have some amazing works on display right now!
Everyone loved the hands on booths to create their own landscapes and abstract art.
The printmaking workshop was fun for all ages. They discussed color, texture, line, shape, and space.
We’ll be returning there next month for a local history field trip as well!
Wilder Ranch State Park
Henry Cowell State Park and Nature Center
We have many nature centers and I love them all! They each have different exhibits to offer and are hands on, where you can touch and explore all the natural textures, and see real plants and animals.
The row of birds nest was fascinating to my son and his friend and the stamp table they had set up was a big hit as well. They made a booklet of local animals and stamped the correct track mark for each one with a large rubber stamp.
Live Earth Farm
This is our second year attending the monthly Homeschool Program. Before
that we attended some field trips and preschool days. I can’t speak
highly enough about it! They teach all aspects of farming, from making
healthy, organic soil, to planting and sprouting seeds, all the way to
picking, packaging, shipping, and eating!
Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad says
My daughter is a natural born hippie and absolutely loves nature parks. As a little kid, she collected every rock, stick and animal she could find. She's now older and works for a plant/flower nursery. Always been a tree hugger! The kids look like they had an amazing time on these trips; not so sure about the chickens!