Great Homeschooling Links: It's Field Trip Time

Written by contributor Cheryl of Somewhat Crunchy

It’s February!  Spring is just around the corner.  Are you ready for warmer weather, blooming flowers and dry ground?  Spring is such a magical season, sandwiched between the scorching summer and dreary winter.  And what better way to shake off the winter blahs then to get moving again than to enjoy a few field trips?  Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing.  But be careful!  This post might also induce Spring Fever!

City and State Destinations – The Traveling Praters
Tonya offers a great list of field trip destinations arranged by city and state.  13 states and even more cities are covered!

Spring Break Camps in Dallas Fort-Worth AreaQuirky Mommas
If you’re in North Texas, here’s a great opportunity for not only a field trip, but day camps as well.  Camps offering archery, swimming, skating, drama, baseball, science and more are available.

Special Events for HomeschoolersColonial Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg sets aside several weeks a year especially for homeschoolers.  February 11-26 explore the true-to-life trade shops and visit the Powell Shop for interactive activities.  If you cannot make it in February, their Fall dates are September 8-23.

Guide Books, Activities and Games - Kids Love Travel
Kids Love Travel offers a wealth of resources on not only states and highway driving tours, they offer supplements to go with it.  Check out their games, activity books and guides.

Fun Field Trip IdeasLesson Plans Plus
Do you need a few ideas to get you started?  Here’s a comprehensive list to get you thinking about what field trip ideas may be in your own town.

Planning an AdventureSimple Homeschool
Field trips can be even more fun if you include friends or your co-op.  Simple Homeschool shares tips on how to make that group field trip a success!

Homeschool Field Trip IdeasThe Homeschool Classroom
An oldie but a goodie!  More field trip ideas from this very site.  My favorite choice would be arranging a K-9 demonstration with your local police!

50 Field Trip Ideas for HomeschoolersOnlineCollege.org
If the above links weren’t enough, here’s 50 more ideas for you arranged by subject – history & government, science & nature, culture, industry and community

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