Summer Fun Half-Days, Ages 3-6

A Morning on the Farm, Perfect for the Youngest Campers!

At Casey Farm

Perfect for first-time Casey Farm campers or campers not ready for a full-day experience, these half-day programs introduce your preschooler to the world of farming through engaging and fun activities. The programs are specially designed for preschoolers with a predictable schedule.

All programs will include a themed craft, activity, game, song, organic snack harvested by the children from our gardens, and end with a story. Most programs will include an animal visit. Please, only one parent/guardian per registered child. Ages 3-6.

All 2023 sessions are now sold out. Thank you for a great summer!


Small children and their caregivers on a bug hunt at Casey Farm

Programs take place on Thursday mornings from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and cost $22 for members/$32 for non-members. For ages 3-6. All children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Crazy about Chicks
Spend a morning with your child learning all about chicks and chickens. Campers hand-feed and hold chicks and chickens, feel chicken feathers, collect and wash eggs, hear chick stories, make a Dominique chick puppet to take home, and role-play life as a chicken.

Barnyard Bash!
Have your child bring a favorite stuffed animal and join the Barnyard Bash! Campers enjoy farm based carnival games like Giant Egg and Spoon Race, Pin the Tail on the Piglet, Feed the Pigs, Chuck a Duck, and more. Children make a barnyard cat, play hide the animal, sing songs, visit farm animals, listen to stories, and enjoy a lovely teddy bear picnic for lunch in our field.

Toddling Turkeys
Spend the morning with your child learning all about turkeys. Campers feed our turkeys, feel turkey feathers, hold a turkey egg, make turkey sounds using our turkey callers, listen to turkey stories, make a paper turkey, play turkey games, and explore the farm to find hidden turkeys.

The Rusty Trusty Tractor
Chug on down to Casey Farm and spend a day with your child learning about tractors. Campers enjoy a morning on the farm reading tractor stories, playing hide the tractor, making a craft stick tractor craft, and riding on a small pedal tractor. Bring your camera to capture the special moment at the end of the day when our experienced staff safely allows your child to sit on a real tractor and pretend to drive.

Baby Bunnies
Spend a morning with your child learning all about bunnies. Campers will get to observe our bunnies while sitting inside the bunny enclosure, collect some bunny snacks and feed them, hear bunny stories, make a bunny ears headband, play games, and explore the farm to find the bunnies’ favorite snack foods.

Little Pigs
Come to the farm and visit our two little pigs. Spend the morning with your child learning all about pigs. Campers hand pick fresh veggies to feed the pigs and use brushes and water to give them a bath, listen to pig stories, make a pig door knob hanger, play Hide the Pig and the carnival games Feed the Pigs and Pin the Tail on the Pig, and explore the farm to find pigs’ favorite snack foods.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Bring your little one to Casey Farm to eat and eat until they turn into a beautiful butterfly. Campers will enjoy a morning full of crafts, games, reading, and, of course, eating! We start the day by reading Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar and making a caterpillar craft. Then it is off to the gardens to hunt for caterpillars and butterflies and enjoy some fresh organic produce grown at the farm. In addition, campers play games, sing songs, and learn about the insects that populate our garden.

Little Farmers
Have your little one experience life as a farmer down at Casey Farm. Campers feed the animals, collect and wash eggs, groom the bunnies, and scratch the pigs. Then we head into the fields to harvest a snack before pulling weeds, sowing seeds, and giving our plants some water to drink. Campers will also listen to stories, play a game, make a turkey hat craft, and harvest a vegetable to take home.

Farm Theatrics
Does your little camper love to put on a show? Kids spend the morning singing songs while meeting our farm animals and exploring Casey Farm. Campers make farm animal puppets, interact with real animals through dramatic play, read farm stories, and are encouraged to participate in “The Three Little Pigs” puppet show. Feel free to come dressed as your favorite animal.

Waddling Duck
Spend the morning with your child learning all about our Pekin ducks. Campers will feed and water our ducks, give them a cooling spray, feel duck and chicken feathers, hold a duck egg, hear duck stories, make a duck puppet to take home, and play Hide Quacky the Duck, Duck Duck Goose, and the carnival games Ring the Duck and Toss the Duck.

Lazy Daisies
Take a moment to stop and smell the flowers during a magical morning exploring our flowerbeds and chasing butterflies. If you are luck, maybe you’ll catch one in your net! Children pick and press flowers, smell and taste herbs, make scented sachets, make a fairy house in our garden, play a garden color match game, plant a flower seed, and make a sunflower seed craft to bring home.

Program Details

Ages: Summer Fun Half-Days are for children ages 3-6. All children MUST be accompanied by an adult. For full days programs for children ages 5-13, please see Summer Fun Days

Time: Programs run on Thursday mornings from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Cost: $32 per child, $22 per child for Historic New England members (Dual Plus Membership or above, membership must be valid through August 31, 2023)

Refund Policy: No cash refunds for Summer Fun Days and Summer Fun Half-Days. Camp credits will be given with two weeks’ notice.

Please see the Casey Farm Summer Camp Welcome Packet for detailed logistical information.

Type of Program: Camps, Summer Programs

Related Topics: Environment, Farming

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