Story Activity Time for Preschoolers will be offered Wednesday mornings in July, from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Each program will feature a story, special visit to the farm, hands-on activity, and a snack. The cost is $3.00 per person for Billings Farm & Museum members, and $5.00 per person for non-members (includes admission to the Farm & Museum).
July 3: The Night Before the Fourth of July. “Twas the night before July 4th and all across the USA, Americans were gearing up for Independence Day.” Share in the excitement of this celebration as we read the story, play games, paint our own fireworks and share a snack of watermelon and blueberries.
July 10: Piney the Goat Nanny. Piney, a rescued pig, wants a job of his own. He tries to help with many jobs on the farm, but he can’t find something that he is good at. Find out what job Piney learns is the most important job of all. We will meet the goats, make a goat craft and enjoy a snack together.
July 17: The Ice Cream King. What is better on a warm summer day in July than ice cream? Teddy loves ice cream and dreams of a magical world filled with this yummy treat and all the toppings! Visit our cows and calves and learn how they help to make this treat, then share some ice cream with friends.
July 24: Mowing. Nora and her grandfather use horses and a mower to mow the fields of grass. What do they find while out in the field? Meet our draft horses and watch them get harnessed before setting out on a wagon ride. We will make horse finger puppets and snack on apples and milk.
July 31: Farmer’s Garden. “Corn, Corn, how do you grow?” This rhyming book will take us on a tour of the gardens. We will harvest a healthy snack of vegetables from the gardens and make a bunny craft to take home.
To register for Story Activity Time, please call 802/457-2355, weekdays, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Each program has limited enrollment, and advance registration is required.