Yesterday we were delighted to welcome Ark Farm to Apple Trees Child Care. Our topic is animals this month and we thought getting a mobile farm to visit us would be a great idea………and it exceeded all or expectations.
Farmer Frazer arrived at Apple Trees to set up at 8.45am and with him came 2 dogs, 2 geese, 2 goats, 3 ducks, 3 chickens, 3 sheep, 1 pig and 1 donkey. There was a huge pen decorated with bunting and all the animals were inside. Farmer Frazer had also bought along a gazebo incase it rained, which it did for about 10 minutes so we very much appreciated it.
Once all set up we took the children outside where farmer Frazer talked about the animals and we learned lots and lots. We learned about different fur, feathers and fleece. We looked at the different type of feet the animals had such as hooves, claws, and webbed feet. Then came the exciting bit…….we all got to go into the pen and stroke and pet the animals. We even fed a few of them.
The children had a fantastic time and learned so much. They really got to interact with the animals and having such a hands on activity really inspired them. The enthusiasm of Farmer Frazer just added to the whole experience, he was fantastic with the children and taught both the staff and children lots of new facts about the animals.
We can’t thank Farmer Frazer and Ark Farm enough for coming out. We would thoroughly recommend them to other settings if you want a really great hands on experience and your topic is animals. We felt it was extremely good value for money and the experience was fabulous. The pictures speak for themselves and we will certainly be booking Ark Farm to come back and see us again soon!
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Until next time,