Planning field trips for your little ones can get a little stressful. In this post we want to help you get rid of that stress and prepare a fun field trip for you and your students!
Where should you go?
Park/ Nature Hike – Head on over to your favorite local park and give students a day of fun and games. You can incorporate different sports or even have a few water games! Try taking the kids around a nature trail while you’re there. You can plan a nature scavenger hunt along the way.
Zoo/ Aquarium – The zoo or aquarium is a fun experience for all ages! Students will love seeing the different animals you can find at each of these locations.
Police Station/ Fire Station – Little ones love investigating the station and equipment of their local heroes! These trips are perfect for talking about safety with your students as well.
Local Theatre Production – Have a local theatre that puts on kid shows? This is also a fun one for all age groups. They will love watching the characters come to life before their eyes. If you don’t have a local theatre, check the high schools nearby for their productions of children’s plays.
Museum – There are all kinds of museums to check out these days! Check out the options you have nearest to you. There are always fun sights to see and fun facts to learn in a museum.
What do you need?
1) First off you will want to make sure you have plenty of volunteers or other teachers to help you keep an eye on your students. Depending on the age group, you can determine how many volunteers you need. We suggest taking one extra in case of emergencies.
2) Make sure you have the day fully planned ahead of time. This is key to keeping things running smoothly. You can even create a schedule on paper to give to all of your helpers so everyone is on the same page.
3) Don’t forget those permission slips! No signed permission slip means no field trip for that student. All emergency information, inhalers, medicine etc should be on board with you wherever you go.
4) An easy way to keep up with all of your students is to put them in matching colors. Matching school t-shirts are perfect for this kind of event if you have them. If not, just have them wear the same color. You can add this onto the permission slip when you send it out to be signed.
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5) Last but not least, don’t forget to bring your camera to capture all the fun and memories in the making!