Farm to School Fundraiser Harvest Market

School Farmers’ Markets are real farmers markets held at school.
The school community and members of the public have the opportunity to purchase

fresh garden produce. Students learn the steps in bringing a product to market.

Setting up a school farmers’ market is an exciting way of engaging pupils in key
curriculum areas by providing a real-life leadership situation. Students experience by doing and have the opportunity to take ownership of their  own business enterprise.
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Farm to School Farmers Market Ideas:

Fresh produce, music, farm to school garden tours, cooking demonstrations, live music, food, apple tasting, apple pie bake-off, garden & seed workshop talks, hay rides, crafts for kids, and classroom tours….

  • Demonstrations & Tastings
  • Sell Seeds & Bedding Plants, Flowers
  • School garden tours & activities
  • Seed Saving Workshop: Learn to grow, harvest, clean, dry, and store seeds from your own garden! No need to bring seeds to participate ~ All are welcome.
  • Seed Swap
    • Do you have seeds you saved from your garden? Or organic seeds left over from planting this year? Bring them to the Harvest Festival Seed Swap!
      Label seeds with the variety, year and what you love about them.

Contests

  • corn eating contest
  • Harvest baking competition
  • Iron Chef competition: Best after-school snack

Dramatic Play Market for Preschool

🍆🌽🥕🍅Farm to School | Dramatic Play | Felt Garden | Farmers Market Play Center | Cardboard Barn

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What is dramatic play?

Dramatic play is a term that refers to the everyday make-believe games kids naturally enjoy.

Dramatic play is actually important to your child’s development, supporting intellectual and verbal skills.

Imagination and Intellectual Development

  • Using play items to stand in for real things
  • Imitating others
  • Engaging in complex games with other children
  • Practicing higher-level thinking
  • Using creativity

Make Believe and Verbal Skills

  • Talking out loud
  • Talking more
  • Making more and better associations among objects

What You Can Do to Encourage Dramatic Play

  • Allow time and space to play independently and initiate dramatic games.
  • Be willing to participate at least occasionally in make-believe play.
  • Try to arrange times for children to interact together in play.
  • Keep some key dramatic play props on hand.

Also Known As: symbolic play, imaginative play, creative play

 

 

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