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Early Childhood Development

Early Childhood Play Trips

It’s About Time!
Students will have the opportunity to explore and discover the foundational concepts of history and the passage of time. Through objects representing art, music, technology, and play, children will be able to compare and contrast utilizing multiple senses. This field trip is designed to set the framework for conceptual understanding of history and the objects that help us to learn about people, places, and cultures.

Dates: Sept 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 / Oct 1, 2, 3 / Nov 5, 6, 7, 12, 13
Price: $6 per student/chaperone, teachers/school staff free
Time: 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., one class scheduled every hour (maximum of 24 students)
Length: 1 hour

Gingerbread Jamboree
Run, run as fast as you can! The farmer’s wife is baking a gingerbread man, but he escaped the oven and is on the loose!  Can you help us find him? Look for clues and footprints around Conner Prairie and if you’re lucky, you might get to meet him!  Students will learn about characters, setting, and sequencing while celebrating a treasured story, concluding with a sweet treat!

Dates: Dec 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19
Price: $6.50 per student/chaperone, teachers/school staff free
Time: 9:10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., groups of 25 scheduled every 20 minutes
Length: 1 hour 15 minutes

Sensing Nature
Let’s see what’s buzzing and blooming on the prairie!  Students will observe the changes occurring during this special time of year with plants, animals, insects, weather, etc. By accessing our nature trail (with a story walk), and engaging all five senses, students will be inspired and encouraged to ignite their curiosity, explore, wonder, and PLAY! This guided tour will include a visit to Animal Encounters, the White River, and Treetop Outpost.

Dates: Apr 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30
Price: $6 per student/chaperone, teachers/school staff free
Time: - 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., one class scheduled every hour
Length: 1 hour

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