I’ve had a few people ask about our Homeschool curriculum. I chose My Father’s World to try out for our first year of homeschooling. I don’t have a lot of experience with Homeschooling, but I can say I love the organization and lesson plans My Father’s World provides.
One of the things I love most about MFW is the flexibility it allows. This particular curriculum even includes nature walks and field trips in their weekly planning, which is so much fun!
The last two Fridays we have taken full advantage of the suggestion and skipped the book work to hit the road for some adventures.
Last Friday, we had the chance to visit Roscoe Village here in Ohio. I remember going there as a child and loving it. I don’t remember many details from my childhood trip to Roscoe Village, but I do distinctly remember the one room schoolhouse and blacksmith.
Roscoe Village is a small little village in Coshocton that takes you back to a 19th century canal town. There is a living history tour to a watch a blacksmith at work, spend time in one room schoolhouse, a doctor’s office, weaver, a printing press and more. The village also has several shops, general stores and delicious restaurants.
My kids loved the doctor’s office and learning about how children in the early 1800s were educated. They could have spent hours in the one room schoolhouse, using wax-chalk to practice their cursive and challenging friends to wooden games.
If you live in Central Ohio, it’s worth an afternoon trip for sure!
This Friday we went to Van Buren Acres pumpkin patch to let the kids take in the sights and smells of fall. Fall is our favorite time of the year as the temperatures change with the falling leaves. It was still a little hot yesterday, but that didn’t take away from the excitement of fall.
The best part of the farm was probably the putt putt course. I kid you not, it took everything in my power to pry them away from putting. Surprise, surprise. Other fun things to do at Van Buren Acres, a small tractor ride, basketball and football, farm animals, corn maze, trampoline, giant slides and more.
We ended up spending 3 hours exploring today, it really was a great time.
Next week I promised to surprise them once again….
What are your favorite childhood field trips or where do your kids love visiting?