We had the opportunity to get our hands dirty with some more hands-on learning a while back. I just love finding ‘real-life’ experiences for my family. There is nothing quite like ‘living it’ to bring home a lesson. As such, I’m learning to be bold and ask around for opportunities and have been delighted with what we’ve found. Field trips know no limits and are often more enjoyable when you simply find everyday people who love what they do!
We tagged along with some good friends when we were learning about chickens and their lifecycle/development. The boys had a blast learning how to ‘carefully’ collect eggs. After collecting the eggs, the boys had the opportunity to ‘carefully’ wash some of the eggs for us to take home to eat (making this pregnant momma VERY happy) and our friends graciously agreed to give us some to incubate (including the loan of their incubator). SCORE!
As you can see the three year old confused farming with cowboys just a bit and came ‘well-armed.’