My brother and sister-in-law live in the country. This past spring they decided to get baby chicks with the end goal being farm fresh eggs! They invited us out to see the sweet chicks right after they got them. Well, life got in the way and a few weeks passed and we still hadn't made it out to see the chicks.
When I realized how much time has passed since the initial invitation to visit the baby chicks I almost just scrapped the whole thing. I knew the chicks would already be getting big and I didn't think it would be as exciting as seeing newborn chicks. I am glad we went out anyway!
A lot can change in a baby chick's life in a few weeks. They had already grown a lot by the time we went out. Gone was the sweet, yellow, fuzzy chick. Instead we had “toddler” chicks. The good news was that now they were big enough to feed by hand! The girls had a blast seeing the chicks.
The excitement of feeding a chick from your hand is palpable. Little creatures intrigue children and adults alike!! If you live in town, visiting a farm can be a really fun experience for your children. Although we live in a very rural area, we live in “town”. My kids always LOVE to visit their cousins who live on a farm. They like to see the farm equipment, run on the hay bales and just enjoy the freedom of the country!
If you are looking for a kid-approved activity…try visiting a farm! It may be the most fun your children have had in a long time! I know that experience has taught me…it is the little things that count when I am having fun with my kiddos! What are some fun activities you do with your kid? Do you take time to enjoy the little things together?