Activities you can enjoy at an apple farm that are both fun and educational

Fall is such a fun time of year and there are a number of reasons to get out and enjoy the natural beauty of an apple farm. Not only is it stunning for photos and memory-making but you can take advantage of the educational aspect of farming. Kids have fun learning about farming, animals, food, and the future that lies ahead. Getting kids involved in agriculture is even more important now than it was in previous years, farming is steadily declining and it shows around the globe.

If you are interested in using an apple farm as an educational moment you can start the day by a tour of the farm and all the equipment. Show them what can grow on the farm and how many opportunities there are, not all farms are apple farms. Teach them about apples and the varieties there are 2,500 different kinds of apples grown in the U.S., and 7,500 grown around the world. Get them to help with harvesting fruit and let them taste the fresh, delicious, ready to eat apples that they collect. Teach them a fun new recipe like an apple pie, that they can make using the apples and they can make at home and share with their friends and family.

Farms are great places to enjoy family time, there is so much space for fun games and activities for kids that everyone can enjoy. Having a farm-themed scavenger hunt is a fun way to get everyone moving and it is an excellent way to add some educational benefits as well. Solving simple clues and reading them to each other is a great way to get the mind exercising. Make this an ultra special event by having the clues themed to a certain holiday, birthday party or special moment that everyone will enjoy.

Animals are one of the best things about an apple farm, kids love them and they can be a great way to teach kindness, consideration, patience, and understanding. Animals require constant care and attention and can be a great way to teach kids responsibility if they are thinking about getting pets at home. Spending a day feeding and grooming farm animals can put pet ownership chores into perspective for young people. Parents appreciate it when their kids have their eyes opened to the amount of work pets take especially if they have been asking for a pet at home consistently. Having your kids spend a day on a farm volunteering and learning could be a lifesaver when it comes to teaching them work ethic and respect.

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