On December 13th the Brown Primary Kindergarten classes made the trip to The Elgin Christmas Tree Farm in Elgin, Texas for their annual fall field trip. The day was filled with exciting activities.
Activities included free play time on a large playscape and a big hay “mountain.” After a short train ride, there was a friendly competition at the duck races . . . students learned pumping water can be hard work! After students made a pine cone craft, there were able to take a peek at a few animals: alpacas, sheep, goats, a donkey and pigs. The students were excited to hear that a pig had four babies the night before and some kids were lucky enough to catch of glimpse of one of the new babies!
Students had an opportunity to learn about the life of pine trees. A volunteer did an amazing job of sharing about the seeds, counting rings to find how old a tree was and how tall a tree will grow each year. They also learned that when a pine cone is closed, there isn’t much water and when the pine cone is open, the water is plentiful.
Two of the most memorable activities were the Crazy Hay Maze and the hay ride. The Crazy Hay Maze was a crazy fun time of running free, squealing as loud as you wanted and counting how many times you could make it through the maze. The hay ride took the students through the entire farm. Kids were able to see seedlings, young trees, older trees and the stumps left from trees that were cut down for family Christmas trees.
Brown Primary was well represented by well-behaved and polite students!! It was a very busy and exciting day enjoyed by all!