In regards to my new twist idea featuring “theme days,” I hope you enjoy…
All About the Farm!
Place: Kelsey Creek Farm
Not far from the trendy restaurants and chic shopping of downtown Bellevue, you can find a 1930’s working farm; the white clapboard barns, open pastures and distant chatter of farm animals set a scene more fitting for the English countryside or middle America than a suburb of Seattle. Kelsey Creek Farm, part of the 150 acres of forest and wetland belonging to Kelsey Creek Park, offers families a truly unique experience.
Stop by year-round to visit ponies, cows, sheep and lots of other farm animals. Picnic tables and a picnic shelter are open every day from dawn to dusk, so if the weather stays as nice as it’s been lately, pack a lunch and dine farmer-style. Take a stroll along the trail that loops around the farm, through pastures and light woods. Birthday parties, pony care classes and other recreational and educational activities are offered throughout the year.
Craft: Farm Animal á la Paper Plate
I found tons of cute farm craft ideas, but I chose this one for its simplicity (courtesy of Living on a Latte).
- Paper plates (2 sizes)
- construction paper
- “googly” eyes
- a touch of paint
…and, ta-da! You’ve got yourself a frame-worthy cow (or pig, sheep, horse, etc)! Depending on which animals you choose, just add cotton balls (sheep), yarn (horse), and anything else you have around the house.
Snack: Cow Print Rice Krispy Treats
It’s a barnyard twist on a classic favorite! Follow the rice krispy treat recipe, then dip the cut squares in melted white chocolate. Next, dip a knife into melted milk chocolate and carefully make cow spots over the white chocolate. Let the chocolate harden, then enjoy!
There you have it… A Day at the Farm!