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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Times: Program times vary; see below for details

Coggeshall Farm Museum in Bristol, RI

Join Coggeshall Farm for their September 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 (11-12 PM)

My Five Senses | Ages 4+ | 11:00 am

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Coggeshall is a feast for the senses. Explore all the ways you can see, smell, taste, hear, and feel the farm around you in a series of activities, scavenger hunts, and even making a delicious 18th-century recipe—lemonade!

Nature’s Birdhouses | Ages 7+ | 11:00 am

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Cooler weather is coming, and birds are beginning to store up food. Make a birdhouse and birdfeeder to take home using all natural materials.

Firestarting | Ages 10+ | 11:00 am

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Turn up the heat with this fire-starting class for our tweens and teens. Learn how to cut and split wood, gather tinder, use a flint and steel, and even toast a beloved turn-of-the-19th-century delicacy— a marshmallow!

Mid-Day Games & More

12:00 PM

Join us for games and competitions between classes in the Coggeshall Work Yard! Free for all morning or afternoon class participants.

Afternoon Classes (1-2 PM)

SheepFeeling Sheepish | Ages 4+ | 1:00 pm

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Meet the sheep in this fun-filled class for our youngest friends. Learn how sheep’s wool transforms into snuggly sweaters, and then try your hand at working with wool yourself!

Dirty Jobs: Worm City! | Ages 7+ | 1:00 pm

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Learn about Coggeshall’s composting and the importance of worms, bugs, and other decomposers! Then, make your own worm composter to take home.
Due to material costs, this class is $15.

Printmaking | Ages  9+ | 1:00 pm

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Printmaking is an ancient history, ranging from the printing press to contemporary fine art. Try your hand at learning a new art skill, including block prints and monoprints.

Needle Felting | Ages 10+ | 1:00 pm

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Felting has been around since the Bronze Age! Learn a new technique to create a small pocket-sized animal to bring home.