Sunday, November 23, 2008

Farmer's Market Field Trip

I'm taking an Early Childhood Education online class. Here are some photos from my trip to the Farmer's Market today with one of my classmates. We're doing a group project, planning a field trip to the Farmer's Market. So these photos are for Group B - Lauren, Zarina and Janay. You can click on any of the photos for more detail.

Generic Farmer's Market photos:
Food Samples for children to taste:
Apples (& things you can make from apples):
The Honey Bee Booth and Display:
Arts and Craft for Kids:
Farmer's Market/Community Awareness:
*Brownies collecting "Pennies for Peace"

*Fire Dept Pancake B-fast for Toys for Tots:Kids at the FM:
Flowers (Kids Pick One Free):
There are learning opportunities everywhere, even at the Farmer's Market.
  • We saw a dad say to his girls, "Hey look at this--this is how bees collect honey (science)."
  • We saw kids waiting in line to pay with dollar bills in their hands (math/social).
  • We saw kids water coloring painting with leaves and experimenting with salt (art).
  • Kids are exposed to 7 different kinds of plums, and can taste the different varieties (science/math).
  • We learned that all of the food vendors accept WIC from low-income families (community).
  • We saw a toddler dancing to music from a DJ (music).
  • Another toddler was pointing to the letters on one of the posters (early literacy).
And it's all about eating organic and locally grown, healthy fruits and vegetables.

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