We had a delightful day at the Arboretum

It was a wonderful day on Wednesday.  The temperature was perfect, there was a slight wind and the trees were starting to change into their brilliant fall colors.  The kindergarteners went down to the MN Landscape Arboretum for a fun filled field trip.  The kids ran through the grasses, made shadows on the pathways, saw that flowers can grow taller than they are, posed inside a pumpkin house and picked out their favorite scarecrow or flower to take their pictures by.  They saw a  couple waterfalls and ran through the maze – several times.  We even had a picnic lunch outside – it was a great day.

We found a fuzzy caterpiller that they had a chance to explore.

We found a fuzzy caterpiller that they had a chance to explore.

Running along the path in the grasses

Running along the path in the grasses

There were many different Goldy Gophers set up around the Arboretum, this one was a favorite.

There were many different Goldy Gophers set up around the Arboretum, this one was a favorite.

These yellow grasses are taller than the children.

These yellow grasses are taller than the children.

Looking through the window in the pumpkin house

Looking through the window in the pumpkin house

posing like the tri-scarecrows

posing like the tri-scarecrows

The koi were no longer in the fountain, but some of the lilypads still had flowers

The koi were no longer in the fountain, but some of the lilypads still had flowers

Each child could pick a special scarecrow or flower where they wanted their picture taken.

Each child could pick a special scarecrow or flower where they wanted their picture taken.

Doing the hula dance in front of a Hawaiian scarecrow

Doing the hula dance in front of a Hawaiian scarecrow

Robot  scarecrow

Robot scarecrow

This one is playing a guitar

This one is playing a guitar

Special flowers

Special flowers

More flowers

More flowers

We ate our lunch outside and then ran through the maze.

We ate our lunch outside and then ran through the maze.

Yipee - it was the perfect day

Yipee – it was the perfect day

The next day everyone talked about their favorite part of the field trip and then illustrated it on this paper.

The next day everyone talked about their favorite part of the field trip and then illustrated it on this paper.