Sauder Village in Archbold will present “Spring on the Farm,” the first in a series of farm days, Saturday, May 11. Families will have a unique opportunity to enjoy some favorite stories, try hands-on activities, and watch unique demonstrations.
At the barnyard areas, children will enjoy books like “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs” and “Tractor Mac Arrives on the Farm” while helping to feed pigs and have their picture taken on a tractor. The barns will also be full of new baby animals including baby bunnies, chicks, kids, and a new calf for guests to meet. Guests can also meet the horses, pigs, and turkeys, and watch cow and goat milking demonstrations.
At the Eicher Cabin, children can hear “Low Down Laundry Line Blues” while helping to wash clothes on the scrub board. “The Monster Who Ate My Peas” will be shared at the Witmer Roth home as children have an opportunity to shell, eat, cook, and plant a pea to take home.
At the Elmira Depot, the book “Mailing May” will be read, and children will learn the cost of being mailed to Toledo. “Ten Little Indians” will be shared at Natives and Newcomers, and children will make their very own rain stick to take home.
Other fun activities planned throughout the day include making a worm farm, learning about bees and honey in the Garden Shed, and writing with a quill pen at the Log School. Children can make friendship bracelets at the 1928 Grime Home, and play old-fashioned games on the Village Green.
“We’re excited about the opportunity to share so many great books and unique farm adventures with children this year during our Spring on the Farm event,” said Chris Lankenau, Curator of Education. “We look forward to having families from throughout the region join us to make special memories on the farm.”
For more information, call 800-590-9755 or visit www.saudervillage.org.