Little things can be all sorts of stuff….in this case it is little baby chicks and the fun that can be found in taking the time to enjoy the little things!
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?
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Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
We actually do go to our local farm a lot and my boys always love it. Visiting the animals is always so much fun!
When my kids were little we went to a farm about once a month-there are at least 5 GREAT local farms that are open for family visits–one even has a corn grinder so the kids can make their own feed! My daughter LOVES feeding the chickens and the calf.
That sounds so fun….I don’t know of any farms like that around here, but I bet there might be a few!
They are so adorable. I’m glad your family got to interact with the chick’s which sounds like more fun.. My youngest has been to the zoo.
The chicks all look so adorable, that must be so much fun to go and feed them!
erinn S says
qe have a farm down the road I have stopped for food and my son loves when the chicks are out
Rebel Sweetheart says
My father-in-law owns a couple of fighting cocks and my son finds joy in helping feed them. 🙂
Who doesn’t love chicks?? My youngest has a field trip coming up to the children’s farm.
Rebecca Swenor says
This sounds like an amazing time indeed. I love the pictures. A farm is a perfect place to bring kids. I used to take my boys to the the park and let them play. We would than go get ice cream. Thanks for sharing.
they look so cute.. thanks for sharing
eliz frank says
When my kids were younger, we did farm visits and they loved it. It’s a great way to reconnect with nature and our food supply system.
Stefani Tolson says
We live in the suburbs but have friends that have chicks for eggs. The hubby has been trying to talk me into getting some too!
Liz Mays says
That is such a fun idea! Some universities with agricultural paths have animals and they open it up to families now and again. I did that with my kids and it was the best!
Great idea Liz!
LaVonne Long says
So sweet! We just went on a play date with my son’s teacher from church. She had the whole class over to her house. She has miniature donkeys, goats, and chickens. The kids loved it! We saw the new babies and it was such a hit.
Baby animals are so much fun!
Traci Rhoades says
We got chicks last spring and now I love watching them roam our place and their eggs are the best! It’s surprising how much joy they bring. PS We’re getting pigs in a month. Yay!!
That sounds like fun Traci!