Kids to Enjoy 'Hands On' Learning at Felton Food Festival

We all know children love a festival, and the Felton Food Festival offers all the fun, food and entertainment as well as an educational component to teach them about farming practices, where their food comes from and what life is like on the land.

To help get the message across, children’s character George the Farmer will be making a number of appearances throughout the day. George will use stories, songs and games to teach children about farming practices and how our food is produced and gets to our plate, so make sure you bring your singing voices and dancing shoes. There will also be a special new song launched at the festival to celebrate the International Year of the Pulses

Children will also love the Felton Farm Fossick with Rabobank, where they have to fossick around the festival site, talk to farmers and listen to George in order to answer six questions from their fossick booklet. Not only is this a fun activity to keep the children busy during the day, but they will also learn a lot about farming animals, soils and crops.

For teachers, a free 30 page curriculum guide (aligned to the teacher’s guide) is available to download from the George the Farmer website which contains activities for children from Foundation level to Year 4. The website also contains links to other resources such as song downloads and an interactive app.

The Felton Food Festival takes place on Sunday 10 April 2016 from 9am to 4pm. Felton is located 30 kilometres south-west of Toowoomba and a number of Festival accommodation packages are available for those wishing to extend their visit.

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