Summer Classes and Events for Families

Please wear closed-toe shoes. Sandals are a really bad idea on the farm!

 
 
Grab a basket and join the tour.

Grab a basket and join the tour.

SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2019

WILDLY EDIBLE

10 AM - NOON

$10 PER PARTICIPANT

ALL AGES

Sign up here: Register for Wildly Edible

Grab a wicker basket and join the tour of Joy of Illinois Farm as we look for wild plants and herbs that are edible and delicious. Take them home and make teas, salads, and more.

Bring your own brown bag lunch. Dessert will be provided, featuring some of our edible wild plants.

See you at the farm!

 
Hey ho, the merry-o, the farmer in the dell!

Hey ho, the merry-o, the farmer in the dell!

SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2019

BARNYARD SONG & DANCE

1 PM - 3 PM

$10 First CHILD, $5 Second child, $4 Third Child

SUGGESTED AGES: UP TO 10 YEARS

Sign up here: Register for Children’s Song and Dance

Barnyard sing-along and dance-along for the little ones and their parents!

Join Farmer Penny and friends and have fun learning to wiggle, bob, leap and strut as do the animals at Joy of Illinois Farm!

Live music will accompany the barnyard crooning and whirling.

Parents are welcome to stay.

See you at the farm!

 
Broad-breasted bronze turkey feathers await creative hands.    (Photo: Sarah N.)

Broad-breasted bronze turkey feathers await creative hands.

(Photo: Sarah N.)

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2019

KIDS’ FEATHER CRAFTS

1 pm - 3 pm

$10 PER CHILD

SUGGESTED AGES: 6-12 YEARS

Sign up here: Register for Kid’s FeathercrafTS

Parents are welcome to stay.

In this class, kids will learn about the feathered fowl we raise on the farm and the properties of their feathers, and will have the opportunity to create crafts using feathers. Projects will include crafting feather quills, feathery headbands, and miniature feathered Christmas trees.

Materials included.

See you at the farm!