5 Senses Week 1 - Day 1

Today we headed back to the farm after our holiday hiatus for the second week of camp! This week we had new campers here to learn all about their senses on the farm!

We started out learning about our camp mantra, C.A.R.E.S, after decorating owls to hang up in the camp classroom. They were reminded throughout the day of Cooperation, Attentive, Respectful, Empathy, Safety - important skills and traits to have on the busy farm.

For our 5 Senses, we decorated journals to reflect on the things we sense while exploring the farm. On the cover, each of the campers traced their hands and filled in each finger with the different senses – taste, touch, smell, hear, and see.

We then got to visit our animals! While seeing the goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, and turkeys we noticed the smells, sounds, and feelings all around. The goats were loud, the pigs were rough, and the chickens smelled.

We stopped in the Hay Loft to find some shade and discussed the smells and feels we found inside.

Time really got away from us because it was already time for lunch! We took the usual wagon ride out to a shady picnic spot. After eating, we took out our journals and some crayons to make some bark rubbings and rock rubbings in our journals.

We continued our wagon ride back to the farm, stopping at the pumpkin patch. Once back at the farm classroom, we headed straight to the kitchen to prepare some fruits for the dehydrator for a special Day Two snack. We cut bananas and apples to dehydrate overnight.

All this fun took us to the end of the day, but we will see our campers again for Day Two!

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