Summer is less than a month away which means I am on the lookout for activities to occupy my children. I want to find events for my kids that will teach them about different aspects of the world in which we live, as well as offer a memorable hands on experience. I would say that my kids definitely learn and process/retain information best when they are be able to touch, smell, and observe.
A couple weeks ago a friend mentioned an organic farm, Keiki and Plow, located in Hawaii Kai and recommended I take my kids. After some research I found that every Tuesday and Thursday from 9am-11am they have a chicken feeding and U-Pick Harvest event. Kids are able to pick their own vegetables, feed chickens. pet rabbits and explore the kid-friendly organic farm.
The farm allows children to interact with the farm animals and also allows them to explore and self harvest the vegetable fields. There is also a keiki zone that features a slide, a swing, a pirate ship, and more! There is a $5 visitor fee upon arriving and harvest picking prices ($5/10/20) vary depending on the size of the basket you choose to borrow. The farm also offers organic eggs for sale at $8/dozen.
I had to scope this place out with my youngest to see what is was about. We went and visited this past week and she had an absolute blast! She had so many questions about the chickens and the garden and had an amazing time in the keiki zone playing in their kitchen and on the slide. It was extraordinary to see her expressions change from that of inquiry to understanding as she processed all the new information. I will definitely be taking both of my kids back this summer. It was a great learning experience and a great way to support a local business.
Note: the website didn’t have much information because it is a new business venture; however, their Facebook page had all the information I was seeking. Just search Keiki and Plow in the Facebook engine, like their page and you’ll find all the information you need to make this a successful trip with your kids. 🙂 Also, if you want to get eggs I would plan on getting there early. They were already sold out when we arrived around 10am.