Barbott’s Ultimate Corn Maze
3rd, 4th, 5th Grade
Cost: $6.00 each per Student and Chaperones
Ag Lesson: $1.00 (optional) per Student
Teachers should plan to pay, in one transaction, for all students and chaperones attending with his/her classroom.
Time to complete this field trip: Minimum 3 hours. Class size and activities chosen may vary time needed.
Our hayride will be our transportation to and from the corn maze. In the case of large groups, some want to walk. Students that choose to walk must be with their chaperones.
Large Corn Maze
At this age we want to encourage students to use their map reading skills to conquer this maze. We don't want them just following their chaperone to each checkpoint. There are 6 checkpoints that will be marked on your map. Reading the map will take you to each checkpoint.
Small Corn Maze
Farm Scene Investigation- A game of clue. Help us solve a mystery on the farm. Farmer Joe is missing and we have to rule out suspicious farm animals, farm tools and farm locations. All the clues that you need to solve the mystery will be at each checkpoint. Read your map to navigate to each checkpoint.
We will talk to your students of our Earth. That people live on it, grow things on, eat things from it. We will discuss how we rely on water and sun. We will make a bracelet or a key chain using colored beads to represent people, soil, plants, water, sun etc.
Earth Lesson: Part 1
Economic Lesson: Part 2
Students split into groups of 5 with one chaperone per table.
Students are asked to think through the process of naming their farm . If they had a farm, what one ”product” would they like to grow? How would they “market” the “product” to “consumers”. Chaperones are the bankers (but helpers too). The students will have to be responsible for their fake money and how it is spent on the "expenses" on their farm.
We have plenty of picnic areas to accommodate 72 bodies at tables. If your group is larger we can pull up some straw bales or blankets as seats if need be. Lunch is reserved at time of reservation. This may also alter the time needed for the field trip.
The pedal cars are a huge hit with this age group. We want to encourage the students to complete all the activities. It seems the pedal cars always has the longest line. We want to make sure that the kids that haven't ridden the cars get priority in the lines. This will be at the help of the chaperones to determine. We also need to watch for bumping and crashing of cars in this age group. Large groups can be split up so everyone is not in Pumpkinville is once. We can flip flop your classes between the activities. We will help you schedule .
Everyone will get a pie (softball size) pumpkin. The teacher chooses one Jack O'Lantern pumpkin for the classroom.
Teachers remember bags and sharpies.
We recommend 1 chaperone per 5 students. This is a good size for the corn maze and for the lesson if it will be chosen. Just a reminder to chaperones and students that they will be walking in a corn field. Tennis shoes or hiking boots are a great choice. Chaperones are welcome to enjoy the activities with the students...just keep your eyes peeled for students needing help. Also please note to chaperones bringing siblings or grandma and grandpa, all require an admission payed to the teacher. Please plan in advance.
All of our activies will be outdoors. Barbott's will advise to help teachers make informed weather decisions. Barbott's will not cancel your trip...the school has the final call. Unfortunately we do not schedule rain date reservations in advance. Remember fields can get muddy and slippery. Please send students in appropriate apparel.
Please take extra care at trying to collect from chaperones that are attending with your class. We would like to receive one payment from each class for our records. A receipt will be supplied at time of payment. Cash , Check, Credit Cards are acceptable forms of payment. We do not bill Schools.