This week, we headed to the pumpkin farm in Ohio so the kids can play at the farm’s playground, run through the corn maze, and of course, pick pumpkins. The kids had a blast! It was a pretty chilly day (and of course, today was near 80…go figure!) but perfect weather to be out picking pumpkins!
Outdoor Hour Challenge–Autumn Leaves, plus another safari trip October 20, 2010
This week’s nature study was on autumn leaves. Of course, if you’re in central Ohio in the middle of October, there is no better nature study than that! Not only were we able to observe the changing foliage everywhere we went, but it made for a really good trip down to The Wilds, the nature conservation safari we’ve been to multiple times this year. This visit did not disappoint. The animals may not have been as active as they were during other parts of the season, but there were quite a few good encounters, and of course, the beautiful scenery that just can’t be found anywhere else!
And all of the rest of the pictures are from The Wilds. Be warned, there are a lot. But there are some foliage pictures from The Wilds mixed in, so it counts. 😉
Family Update & Field Trip–trick or treating at the zoo! October 17, 2010
Because of multiple food allergies, we don’t usually trick or treat around the neighborhood (well, that, and there are no other kids in our neighborhood currently…that kind of puts a kink in the plan! 😉 ). We usually throw an allergen-free Halloween party for the kids on Halloween, but we do take the kids out trick or treating at an area zoo. This year, instead of going to the Columbus Zoo, we went to the Cincinnati Zoo to meet up with my sister, her fiance, and my nephew.
Field Trip Friday: Apple Picking September 26, 2010
This week, we managed to have some 90 degree days, and some 60 degree days. That can only mean one thing…it’s Autumn and time for apple picking! We actually went twice this past week…once with just the girls as a part of a homeschool group field trip, and once this weekend with Jedi now that he was feeling a bit better.
Sunday on Safari September 12, 2010
Today, we took the kids to a place in central Ohio called The Wilds. If you haven’t been there yet, you’re missing out! This was our second time going this season, and we want to make one more trip there next month. It never disappoints! We got to take an air conditioned bus through over 500 acres (they have 10,000 acres total, but not all is available to the public). It is the largest wildlife conservation centers in the United States and one of the largest in the world. During the trip, we got to see some awesome animals up close and personal!
Field Trip Friday: The ice cream factory! September 3, 2010
Jedi’s 1st grade class went on a field trip last week to the Velvet Ice Cream factory, and we went along as chaperones. We thought it’d be fun to see how ice cream is made (nevermind the fact that we’re a family of *4* dairy allergic people. But, they had sorbet there, so all’s good. 😀 )
The tour started out with a huge water wheel and then continued to a little “school house” where the students heard a lecture about how ice cream is made. Then everyone went to the viewing window to see the workers making and packaging the ice cream. I didn’t get a lot of pictures of the inside of the factory itself because of the way the machines were positioned. Finally, everyone went outside to enjoy the beautiful grounds and sample some treats.
Field trip Friday, part 3 of 3 August 20, 2010