For Kids: Be a Junior Ranger

Become a Junior Ranger anytime! Complete the Explore! scavenger hunt at the park, or you can become a Junior Ranger from home by completing the Virtual Junior Ranger Program activity below! Keep scrolling and take the Junior Ranger Pledge with Ranger Amanda - video below. Have fun, and remember the Junior Ranger Motto: Explore, Learn, and Protect!

The park keeps Junior Ranger materials on the front porch of the Visitor Center, so you will be able to obtain the badge when you are at the park, even during off-hours. Please note that to keep staff and visitors safe and healthy, the park is currently not offering Letterboxing, Pond Pack, and I-Spy activities. Check back for updates.
 
Weir Farm Junior Ranger Badge with dotted line around edge to cut out at home

Virtual Junior Ranger Program

Become a Weir Farm NHP Junior Ranger from home! Explore the park website and find the 6 items below. Once you complete the website scavenger hunt, take the Junior Ranger Pledge online with Ranger Amanda in the video below and become an official Weir Farm NHP Junior Ranger!

 

Weir Farm Website Scavenger Hunt

Explore the park website and find the following objects to complete our Virtual Junior Ranger program. Have fun learning about Weir Farm NHP along the way!

 
Section of Weir Painting - a white farm animal, possibly a horse, grazes in the pasture with trees and blue sky behind
1) Can you find which J. Alden Weir painting this came from? *Hint: Look in the Historic Artwork Galleries
 
Historic Black and White Photo of a little girl and dog seated on the steps of the Weir House

2) Find the names of this little girl and her dog in the Historic Photo Gallery.

 
Section of Mahonri Young Etching - Black and White print of man building stone wall
3) Take a look through the Historic Artwork Galleries and find which piece of art this image is taken from. *Hint: It was created by Mahonri Young
 
Red flower with 5 petals
4) Name this flower! *Hint: You can find lots of flowers in the Modern Landscape Photographs Gallery
 
Image of 4 carved woodblocks used for making a print, each with a different design and color, including red, dark blue, light blue, green.
5) Visit the Collections Gallery to discover who carved these woodblocks.
 
Section of Sperry Andrews painting that includes a chair, shelves with items used for art-making painted in brown and orange tones.
6) Can you figure out which Sperry Andrews painting this image comes from? *Hint: Look in the Historic Artwork Galleries
 
A Junior Ranger Badge Stamp that reads, Junior Ranger Weir Farm NHP Virtual Visit 2021"

Congratulations, you are now a Weir Farm Junior Ranger!

Don't forget to take the Junior Ranger Pledge with Ranger Amanda in the video below and print off your Junior Ranger Badge from above. You can also print the Junior Ranger stamp to the right and add it to your passport book to show you are a 2021 Virtual Junior Ranger!

 
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Join Ranger Amanda and take the Weir Farm National Historical Park Junior Ranger Pledge.

 

In-Park Junior Ranger Activities

Weir Farm National Historical Park is a fun place for kids to explore and learn! Complete one of the following activities during your next visit to the park to earn a Junior Ranger badge; complete more than one to earn a special Junior Ranger patch.

 
A young girl in a blue shirt is crouched down and looking at the ground with a magnifying glass

Explore!

Explore the colors, textures and sounds that make up Weir Farm with our scavenger hunt activity. Available anytime - supplies on porch.

Painting of tree and Weir House by Sperry Andrews

Let's Go Letterboxing

Use clues to navigate the landscape and locate five hidden containers, or letterboxes, which contain stamps. Currently not available.

A large bullfrog poking it's head out of the algae covered waters of Weir Pond.

Find Life in the Pond

Pick up a backpack containing art and nature-oriented activities to complete on a nature walk around Weir Pond. Currently not available.

Closeup of the design on the Grandfather Clock in the Weir House - the moon and stars are featured.

"I Spy"

Visit the Weir House and Studios. Keep your eyes wide open to find objects listed in the I Spy book! Currently not available.

 

Download Junior Ranger Activities

Print PDFs double-sided on the short edge.
LETTERBOX Cover Backcover Directions 9 (PDF - 5.38 MB)
LETTERBOX Page 1, Page 2, Page 7, Page 8 (PDF - 1.31 MB)
LETTERBOX Page 3, Page 4, Page 5, Page 6 (PDF - 491 KB)

POND PACK Cover Backcover Directions Stop 6 (PDF - 6.38 MB)
POND PACK Stops 1 2 3 4 5 (PDF - 3.09 MB)

 

More for Kids

Kids in Parks

Find fun activities on the National Park Service Kids in Parks page, including online Junior Ranger activities, games, and more!

Scout Ranger

Girl Scout and Boy Scout groups can earn special badges and certificates for completing our Junior Ranger Activities. Groups should contact (203) 834-1896 x11 for more information and to make arrangements for a group visit. All scout groups must schedule thier visit in advance.

 

Last updated: March 22, 2021

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Mailing Address:

735 Nod Hill Road
Wilton, CT 06897

Phone:

(203) 834-1896 x0

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