Events

Free Fun on the Farm, Saturday's, San Ramon

Date:
7/9/2022 - 8/27/2022
Time:
11 - 2 PM
Location:
Forrest Home Farms
19953 San Ramon Blvd.,
San Ramon

Fun on the Farm Activities is FREE crafts and activities that highlight farm life and the late Victorian era.  These Saturday events are an opportunity to step back into history and enjoy the simple things of life.  

 

June 25th - Corn Art Come have some fun and express your creativity by making a corn kernel-inspired art piece.

 

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Jul 9th – Clothespin Bugs Discover what bugs and butterflies visit the garden. Learn about the life cycle of butterflies. Make your own butterfly craft.

July 16th – Laundry Day Fill the tubs with water and haul out the laundry. It’s time to wash the clothes.  Learn why families set aside a whole day for this chore. See some of the vintage laundry equipment from our collection. Dress to get wet!

Jul 23rd – Food Painting & Stamping Fruits and vegetables come in different shapes and sizes. Learn about hidden shapes in common food. Stamp your own card.

Jul 30th - Old Fashion Ice Cream It’s National Ice Cream Month!  Come learn how this sweet treat came to be.  Help us make our own homemade ice cream and sample this frosty favorite!

 

 Aug 6th –  Chickens Did you know there are 53 breeds of chickens?  Visit the farm and see what breeds we have in our coop, learn about the chicken lifecycle, and make a chicken windsock to take home.

Aug 13th – Kaleidoscopes The kaleidoscope was invented in 1817 and became popular in the Victorian era.  The word kaleidoscope loosely means “beautiful form watcher”.  Join us in making a kaleidoscope to take home to create your own beauty.

Aug 20th – Rope Making Make rope the old-fashioned way with our replica antique machine and use it to create some fun and useful knots. Then use an old-fashioned machine to test your strength hoisting a hale bale and then see how easy it is to use pulleys to help with farm work.

Aug 27th – Yarn Art Victorians used what was available to them and made the most of it.  One of the Victorian traditions was to use hair to make art!  Come learn about this old art and use yarn to make your own art.

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Free Fun on the Farm, Saturday's, San Ramon

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