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Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Times: Program times vary; see below for details

Coggeshall Farm Museum in Bristol, RI

Join Coggeshall Farm for their November Homeschool Day! Our Homeschool Days have a rotating series of programs, workshops, and self-guided activities geared for ages 4+ that bring the historic world to life.

Things to know:

Workshops & Registration

Morning Classes

Leaf Peeps | Ages 4+ | 11 AM

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Fall is here on the farm! Learn about the changing of seasons, go on a leaf peeping walk, and create a work of art inspired by the last leaves of the season.

Colonial Games | Ages 7+ | 11 AM

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Kids of the past were constantly inventing new ways to play, especially in an era with limited toys.  Warm up with a series of historic games, races, sports, and activities designed to get the blood moving, invented for kids by kids!

Candle Holders | Ages 7+ | 11 AM

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Nights are getting longer and darker. Create your own candleholder in our historic woodshop to light the dark nights.

Kite Making | Ages 9+ | 11 AM

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Kids and adults alike have been flying kites for over 2000 years.  Take advantage of the fall breeze and build Ben Franklin’s classic experiment—minus the lightning!

Hearth Cooking: Gingerbread Cookies | Ages 9+ | 11 AM

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‘Tis the season for the warm flavors that remind us of home. Bake a classic colonial gingerbread cookie recipe over our historic 18th-century hearth.

Afternoon Classes

Grateful Kids | Ages 4+ | 1 PM

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It’s the season of gratitude. Read a story, create a “Thankful stick” and celebrate all the things in our world we have to be grateful for in the class designed for our youngest friends.

Habitat Hike | Ages 7+ | 1 PM

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Explore our trails and habitats on this guided nature tour that leads kids through the many amazing ecosystems we have right here on our own farm.

Hearth Cooking: Apples Galore! | Ages 7+ | 1 PM

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Warm up by brewing historic apple cider over the hearth, creating a dried apple garland, and creating a sweet-smelling apple decoration for your holiday table!

Whittle This! | Ages 9+ | 1 PM

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Learn a new skill and practice whittling in our historic woodshop. Create a simple bird to display on your table, give as a gift, or use as a holiday ornament!

Bookbinding | Ages 10+ | 1 PM

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Learn three types of handmade bookbinding from all different times and cultures—T Books, accordion books, and Japanese stab binding!