Quite simply, Kids Day is always a big hit in the community.
Whether you are a kid, a teacher or a volunteer, everyone enjoys Kids Day. Held each year on the Friday after Labor Day, this is an event to behold.
Kids Day helps Carstens Farm to fulfill its mission:
educating the public about
how farming practices have evolved
from hand labor
to horse machinery to tractors,
and giving visitors a unique look
at the things that have
formed our heritage.
While our volunteers were hosting the various stations around the Farm, the kids got hands-on education about life in the good old days.
They learned about how crops used to be harvested and thrashed. They saw an old saw mill operate. They learned about blacksmithing, shelling corn, bee-keeping and making brooms, rope and rugs. They got to make butter and apple cider and learn how laundry used to be done. They dug and washed potatoes and after watching them be sliced and fried, they got to enjoy eating them.
They got to play games, tour the house and the farm, see old tools, see chickens and horses and tour the barns among other things. They also got to enjoy a picnic lunch and homemade ice cream. There were lots of things to see, lots of stories told and lots of memories made.
Feedback is always a good thing because it allows you to see something from someone else's eyes. It is always fun to hear what the kids thought about Kids Day, and we thought you might enjoy seeing a couple of their letters.
Be sure to click on the letters to enlarge them.
We hope next year to see you at Kids Day. If you are a teacher or a homeschool educator of fourth or fifth grade children and are interested in a field trip to Kids Day, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.