Fall School Tours

Fall Tours at Rounds Ranch offer a hands-on, interactive program for children from pre-school to Grade 6. 

All of our tours are designed to meet grade specific curriculum requirements.

 School Field Trips are available mid September – November 1.

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Preschool (12 months to age 4)

Our youngest guests will enjoy visiting with the animals and exploring Ranchland!  They'll also get to take part in a Wagon Ride to the Pumpkin Patch and take home their very own pumpkin!

Preschoolers will engage their senses as they learn about life on a farm, growing crops, and more!

JK to Grade 2: Half-Day Pumpkin Laboratory

Your students will participate in a hands-on investigation of a pumpkin.  They will also enjoy a wagon ride to the Pumpkin Patch where they will pick their own small pumpkin from the vine to take home. 

Walking the Pumpkin Patch will give the students further understanding of how pumpkins are grown.  They will also enjoy visiting the Petting Zoo, playing in the Western Fort, riding in the Barnyard Boxcars, finding the cow stations in the Moo Maze and zipping around on pedal cars.

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"Life Cycle of the Pumpkin Plant Skit"

Each student will participate in a fun, educational skit of the life cycle of the pumpkin plant; from the farmer getting the soil ready for the pumpkin to be planted, to harvesting the pumpkin from the field.

Grade 3-6: Get Lost In The Maze

Our large cornfield maze offers a great opportunity for your students to learn navigational skills.  While in the maze they will be challenged to find the answers to 12 word puzzles, called “CornFUSIONS”, strategically placed throughout the maze.  

The wagon ride will take students out to the Pumpkin Patch where they will pick their own medium size pumpkin straight from the vine.  

Students will enjoy visiting the Petting Zoo, playing in the Western Play Fort, riding in the Barnyard Boxcars, finding the cow stations in the Moo Maze, and zipping around on the Pedal Carts.

Grade 7-12: Team Building & A-Maze-ing Race

Looking for an adrenaline rush?  Get your class or group together and experience the fun – goat herding, walking the plank, obstacle course, digging for gold, cannon ball run, and more high energy activities! 2 hours of excitement!

Curriculum Requirements

Our Fall school tours program meets grade-specific requirements in Science & Technology, and Health & Physical Education.

From Ontario Curriculum Connections:

Kindergarten:

  • 14. demonstrate an awareness of the natural and built environment through hands-on investigations, observations, questions, and representations of their findings
  • 29. demonstrate an understanding of the natural world and the need to care for and respect the environment

Grade 1 Science and Technology: Understanding Life Systems

  • 1.2 describe changes or problems that could result from the loss of some kinds of living things that are part of everyday life
  • 3.2 identify the physical characteristics of a variety of plants and animals
  • 3.4 describe the characteristics of a healthy environment, including clean air and water and
    nutritious food, and explain why it is important for all living things to have a healthy environment

Grade 2 Science and Technology: Understanding Life Systems

  •  2.1 follow established safety procedures and humane practices specific to the care and handling of live animals, where appropriate, during science and technology investigations
  • 2.2 observe and compare the physical characteristics(e.g., fur or feathers; two legs or no legs) and the behavioural characteristics (e.g., predator or prey) of a variety of animals, including insects, using student-generated questions and a variety of methods and resources

Grade 3 Science and Technology: Understanding Life Systems

  • 3.6 describe ways in which plants and animals depend on each other (e.g., plants provide food for energy; animals help disperse pollen and seeds, and provide manure that fertilizes the soil in which plants grow; plants need the carbon dioxide that animals breathe out, and animals need the oxygen that plants release into the air)
  • 3.8 identify examples of environmental conditions that may threaten plant and animal survival (e.g., extreme heat and cold; floods and/or droughts; changes in habitat because of human activities such as construction, use of gas-powered personal watercraft on lakes)

Grade 4-6 Health & Physical Education: Active Living

  • A1. participate actively and regularly in a wide variety of physical activities, and demonstrate an understanding of factors that encourage lifelong participation in physical activity
  • A3. demonstrate responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others as they participate in physical activities.

Grade 7-12 Health & Physical Education: Active Living

  • A1. participate actively and regularly in a wide variety of physical activities, and demonstrate an understanding of factors that encourage lifelong participation in physical activity
  • A3. demonstrate responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others as they participate in physical activities.

Great place for a school trip, which is what we were there for. Lots of activities for the kids to do, the maze with the finger paints was very entertaining, the playground was very large and gave all the children lots of options for playing. The petting zoo was one of the bigger ones we've experienced. The kids learned about the life cycle of pumpkins while also doing interactive age appropriate experiments and they all loved getting to pick their own pumpkin/squash.

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