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Farm Friends II

Fun farm activities during the school year At Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm Please Note: This program is currently on hold because of COVID-19 related restrictions Join us at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm for a weekly program of farm-related activities, outdoors in the sunshine or the sprinkles. Sessions run Mondays from 3:30 to 5:00...

Farm Friends Summer Camp at Casey Farm

Have fun at the farm all week long This weeklong experience keeps young campers active and engaged in hands-on, outdoor fun at Casey Farm. Each day campers interact with the farm animals, join in age-appropriate games and crafts, and participate in farm activities. Throughout the week, campers go letterboxing...

Farm Technologies: Past and Present

Discover how farming relates to math and science At Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm In this math and science-focused program, students explore current and historic farming practices through a variety of hands-on activities at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm. Students use all their senses while conducting scientific field experiments; discovering the principles of weights, measures,...

First Settlers, Early Colonists

Explore the early days of settlement in 1660s Newbury, Massachusetts At Coffin House This program immerses students in early local history in an authentic seventeenth-century setting. During a visit to Coffin House, museum teachers lead students in role- playing the daily chores, and skills that defined the lives of...

Historic Games: Newbury and North Shore

What did children of the past do for fun? At Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm or Your Site Explore the pastimes of children from the Puritan era to the first years of the New Republic. Students play games, solve riddles, and find out how changing attitudes towards childhood affected children’s toys and...

Fun and Games: Metro Boston

What did children of the past do for fun? At Pierce House or Your Site Explore the pastimes of children from the Pilgrim era to the first years of the New Republic. Students make a toy, play games, solve riddles, and find out how changing attitudes towards childhood affected...

Growing Together Summer Camp

Enjoy a week of farm activities At Casey Farm, campers experience work and play from a farmer’s point of view: helping to care for our animals’ daily needs, collecting and washing eggs, watering the gardens, and having good old-fashioned fun. Throughout the week campers enjoy a hayride to the...

In Search of A Story: The Children of Castle Tucker

Use history to inspire student writing At Castle Tucker In Search of a Story: The Children of Castle Tucker is a language arts-based program geared to a middle school audience. A visit to Castle Tucker is the centerpiece of a unit that includes researching and writing a short piece...

In Search of a Story

Explore the process of writing historic fiction in an authentic setting. At Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm Students explore primary source documents, diaries, and maps. They learn about artifacts recovered through archaeology here at the property, and hear stories based on these historical references. Students explore the life of Offin Boardman, a...

Learning to Weave

Get creative while learning about historic clothes Students will learn how wool is turned into yarn, try their hand at carding and spinning wool before weaving on a loom to make a bracelet or bookmark to take home. Program Details Available weekdays, year-round, for grades 5 – 12. 60...