⁣Lesson Plan: Exploring Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch with Kids

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⁣Lesson Plan: Exploring Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch with Kids

Grade Level: K-2

Subject: Social Studies / Language Arts

Duration: 45 minutes

Common Core Standards:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.K.1: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.K.2: Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.1.2: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.3: Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.

- Students will learn about Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch and its significance as a local attraction.
- Students will explore the different activities and features of the pumpkin patch.
- Students will create a descriptive montage of their experience at the pumpkin patch.

- Pictures or videos showcasing Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch
- Informational texts or websites about the pumpkin patch
- Drawing materials (paper, crayons/markers)
- Scissors and glue (optional)


1. Introduction (10 minutes):
- Begin the lesson by discussing the concept of seasonal attractions and their importance in communities.
- Introduce Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch as a popular local destination.

2. Reading and Discussion (15 minutes):
- Show pictures or videos of Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch to the students.
- Read an informational text or provide information about the pumpkin patch, its history, and the various activities available.
- Engage students in a discussion by asking questions such as: What do you notice about the pumpkin patch? What activities or features are available? Why do you think people enjoy visiting pumpkin patches?

3. Montage Creation (15 minutes):
- Instruct students to create a descriptive montage of their experience at Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch.
- Provide drawing materials and encourage students to draw different aspects of the pumpkin patch, such as pumpkins, hayrides, corn mazes, or scarecrows.
- Students can cut out the drawings and arrange them on a larger piece of paper, or they can simply draw a collection of pictures on one sheet.

4. Sharing and Describing (5 minutes per student):
- Allocate time for each student to share their montage with the class.
- Encourage students to describe the different elements in their artwork and explain why they included them.

5. Class Discussion and Reflection (10 minutes):
- Facilitate a class discussion about the significance of Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch in the local community.
- Ask students to share their favorite activities or features of the pumpkin patch and explain why they enjoy them.
- Discuss the connections between the pumpkin patch and the fall season, as well as the importance of supporting local farms.

Common Core Labels Correlations:

It’s Pumpkin Patch season, and since there aren’t many other safe outdoor alternatives for kids right now, we decided we would check out some of the more well-known Pumpkin Patch Farms around Socal. First up is Tanaka Farms in Irvine, CA. On weekdays the farm offers tickets for a more socially distanced experience. Which they accomplish through specified time slots and smaller capacity. The entire visit takes about 45-60 minutes. It includes a wagon ride tour of the farms, some lightning-fast vegetable picking, and a chance to walk the patch to find your perfect Pumpkin. All for $25 a person. It’s not cheap, but it’s also not a parking lot full of hay. If you go, consider getting the earliest available tickets to avoid the crowds. More info on the Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch on our blog,http://www.califoreigners.com/....tanaka-farms-pumpkin -- Social Links = Check out our Blog http://califoreigners.com Follow us on Facebook http://facebook.com/califoreigners Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/thecaliforeigners Our Must-Have Items When We Adventure Out With Our Kids: Lip Sunscreen ~ https://amzn.to/3ieM58m Face Sunscreen ~ https://amzn.to/3wCazNaSunscreen ~ https://amzn.to/3i6tdaK or https://amzn.to/2XRhw1c Insect Repellent ~ Zoe OrganicsBug Bite Suction ~ https://amzn.to/3kcW0gp (works if used immediately)Bug Bite Relief Ointment ~ https://amzn.to/2UMKhdSHand Wipes ~ https://amzn.to/3hD6vrsAdult mask ~ https://amzn.to/3COIGEYKids mask ~ https://amzn.to/3ES9eHn (size small)Water Wipes ~ https://amzn.to/2UvPVk9First Aid Spray ~ https://amzn.to/3yVM5zXFirst Aid Gel ~ https://amzn.to/3yVtPH0Bandages ~ https://amzn.to/3AXPBLYTweezer ~ https://amzn.to/3kLiS6H Pain reliever medication ~ https://amzn.to/3uftZYq Antihistamine medication ~ https://amzn.to/3uizztl Portable Toilet ~ https://amzn.to/39cfSueCompostable Toilet Bags ~ https://amzn.to/3B39CknBamboo Toilet Paper ~ https://amzn.to/3kKtMJK Portable Hand Wash ~ Suds2GoBackpack ~ https://amzn.to/3CU5uD9 Packing Cubes For Extra Clothes ~ https://amzn.to/39HurW1Baby Carrier ~ https://amzn.to/2ITumECChild Backpack Carrier ~ https://amzn.to/2XV62K5 Umbrella ~ https://amzn.to/3B0yHwpCooler Bag ~ https://amzn.to/3uhKvr0 Ice Packs ~ https://amzn.to/3m1kFDX Water Bottle ~ https://amzn.to/2XPHORi Lunch Container ~ https://amzn.to/2XZ3ISK Snack container ~ https://amzn.to/3AM2rMJ Condiment container ~ PlanetBoxCamera ~ https://amzn.to/3meJCuALens ~ https://amzn.to/2J7uxg9We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.-- Music by https://youtube.com/ikson

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