The field trip went smoothly. The children had a lot of fun and enjoyed going to the farm. The farmer geared the story and activities to the different groups which worked out perfectly.
For my 4s she reviewed a variety of vegetables that they grow on the farm and then showed them the seeds from which the vegetables grew from. The children did a good naming most of the vegetables that she showed. We then heard the story The Carrot Seed.
After the story, we went and saw 100 chicks, 3 piglets, 2 miniature horses and a very large goat in the barn. Outside the barn there were two donkeys and some more goats.
We then walked over to the pumpkin patch. Each child was able to pick a pumpkin to take home. They then were able to feed the sheep some cabbage and see the pigs.
After that was all done, the children were given apple cider in take home pumpkin cups.
All in all it was a success. Only a few kiddos fell and got muddy. There were no tears (well from my class anyway) and we didn’t lose any children (or parents). So for a field trip, I call that a success!