I'm having my seniors work on their leadership skills by doing classroom activities with the 1st and 2nd graders. Would anyone have any ideas that would involve agriculture and christmas?
You could discuss anything related to poinsettias - how they grow for a greenhouse/nursery aspect. How to arrange them, make a wreath with them, etc. for a floral design activity. You could teach them about how to grow hogs or turkeys, things they both eat during Christmas. You could teach them about forestry and have them make their own pieces of wrapping paper.
Good luck, sounds like a great community development idea!
You could incorportate something with evergreens in. You could also discuss different foods or candies and how they relate back to agriculture. I thought I had a site bookmarked that had a bunch of Christmas crafts that could be done after an agriculture lesson, but I can't seem to find it. I remember it have different kinds of Christmas ornaments the kids could take home, and perhaps one activity was even a making a sweet treat. It has been a year or so since I even looked at it, but maybe this will help get the creative wheels turning!
I do this activity with my 6th grade students the day before Christmas break. It's a fun trivia game and they get to know a little bit more about Wisconsin's agricultural industry. You could have the leadership class develop one for your state.
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