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Children's Day on the Farm May 4

April 28, 2019 | Land Between The Lakes Press Release

The Friends of Land Between the Lakes invite you to Children’s Day on the Farm on May 4, 2019, at the 1850 Homeplace, 4512 The Trace, Dover, Tennessee, 37058. This Children’s Day, we’re going “From Fairy Tales to Farm Life!” Remember Jack and the Beanstalk? Or Sleeping Beauty and the spindle? Starting with themes from classic fairy tales, learn about their connections to real life on our historic farm, with hands-on activities designed for children ages 5-12.

Admission is $5 for ages 13 and up; $4 for ages 5 - 12; and free for ages 4 and under.

Programming includes:

10am-12pm
Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Double Pen House)
See where Goldilocks would have slept if she were an invited guest and learn what helps to make an old-fashioned bed “just right.”

Cinderella—At Home (Double Pen Backyard)
Practice washing laundry by hand the traditional way. And since a Cinderella’s work is never done, you might go on to sweep the porch, too.

Jack and the Beanstalk (Garden)
Help take care of beans and other plants in the family garden.

Jack and the Beanstalk (Tool Barn)
Make your own homemade historic-style seed packet and fill it with “magic beans.”

Make a Storybook (Single Pen House)
Create your own book, with either a story from the mid-1800s or one you write yourself.

1-3pm
Sleeping Beauty (Double Pen House)
Sleeping Beauty wasn’t supposed to touch a spindle, but what exactly is it? Compare different ways of spinning and see how yarn is made.

Make a Storybook (Double Pen Backyard)
Create your own book, with either a story from the mid-1800s or one you write yourself.

The Three Little Pigs (Tool Barn)
Try miniature brickmaking and discover how a brick house is different than a log house (and why both are better than sticks or straw!).

Little Red Riding Hood (Single Pen House)
Borrow an apron, pretend to cook goodies for Grandma at our play kitchen area, and take home a sweet “receipt” or recipe. Plus, try out a variety of old-time toys!

2:30pm
Cinderella—At the Ball (Orchard)
Would you know how to act if only you could go to a ball? Get tips on historic dancing and proper behavior, whether you are a Cinderella or a Prince.

Fourth grade students can go to https://everykidinapark.gov/, get their free Every Kid in a Park pass, and get their family in for free. For more information, call the Homeplace at 931.232.6457.

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