Give your city kid a look at farm life and let them try their
hand at farm chores. You never know - after an hour baling hay,
picking up their toys might not seem like such a drag.
One of the kid favorites (this will surprise most moms and dads)
is the farm chores programs, says Keith McClow, education site
manager for Kline Creek.
"One of our biggest ones is the laundry process. They want to do
it again and again with the scrub board and the soap," McClow says.
Mom's farm chores are highlighted on Mondays; dad's are featured on
Thursdays. During dad's farm chores programs, kids erect a
scaled-down version of a timber-framed farmhouse.
"It's small enough for kids
to lift the pieces and assemble, and then they can climb up on it
and see how sturdy it is," McClow says. Kids also like collecting
the eggs from the chicken coop or listening to stories from that