Preserving Kona's Stories

Kona Coffee Living History Farm Field Trips

 

Kona Coffee Living History Farm Activities 

1. Journey of a Coffee Bean (Preschool – 3rd grade) 

Length: 10 – 30 min. 

Group size: Any 

Using body movements and dramatic play, students will learn about the journey of a coffee bean, from flower to bean. 

2. Coffee Process Puzzle (4th grade – 8th grade) 

Length: 20 – 45 min. 

Group size: 15 students or less. 

Students will learn the steps in the historic coffee process from flower to bean by working as a team to put the steps in the correct order and finding the places on the farm where these processes took place. 

3. “A Day on the Farm” Scavenger Hunt (Preschool – 8th grade) 

Length: 20 – 45 min. 

Group size: 20 students or less. 

Students will become familiar with a typical day on a coffee farm in the late 1930’s by performing various chores around the farm and discussing family work roles. 

4. Dirty Laundry (2nd grade – 8th grade) 

Length: 10 – 30 min. 

Group size: 15 students or less. 

Students catch a glimpse of the hard work required in simple chores and the importance of water conservation on the farm by trying their hand at washing laundry with a washboard.  

5. Creative Toys & Games (K – 8th grade) 

Length: 10 – 30 min. 

Group size: Any 

Students will become familiar with some of the toys and games that children played in the late 1930’s and compare this experience to modern day play. 

6. Modern vs. Historic Scavenger Hunt (Preschool – 5th grade) 

Length: 10 – 30 min. 

Group size: 15 or less. 

In order to become familiar with items around a 1930’s Kona coffee farmhouse, students will participate in a scavenger hunt/matching activity where they find and compare historic artifacts to modern day items. 

7. Whozit? Whatzit? Howzit? Wherezit? (4th grade – 8th grade) 

Length: 10 – 30 min. 

Group size: 15 or less. 

In this activity, students will interact with various artifacts to discover what it is (whatzit), how it was used (howzit), who would have used it (whozit), and where the artifact came from (wherezit). 

8. Have a Problem? Solve it! (6th grade – 8th grade) 

Length: 20 – 45 min. 

Group size: 30 students or less. 

Students will use creativity and problem-solving skills to try to find solutions to problems that historic coffee farmers would have faced. They will then compare their solutions to the actual historic solution. 

9. In the Garden (Preschool – 8th grade) 

Length: 10 – 45 min. 

Group size: Any 

Students will become familiar with the various gardens found on the farm and participate in hands on activities related to gardening. This can include: garden maintenance, parts of plants, plant identification, kabocha squash gathering, and planting a seed. 

10. Other  

If there is another type of activity not listed here that you think would be meaningful for students at the Kona Coffee Living History Farm, please let us know when you make your booking.