What are some of your best homeschool field trip ideas? We’ve had some really fun field trips in our years of homeschooling. The very first field trip we ever went on was on our very first homeschool day ever. We went to visit the downtown area of the little town in which we live. It was really neat to wander around and learn some of the local history that we’d never taken the time to investigate.
Some of our other favorites have been:
- Two local TV stations
- A radio station
- Fire Department
- A demonstration by two police officers of their K-9’s
- Dairy Farm
- An apple orchard
- Coca-Cola bottling plant
- Post Office
- Train museum
- The local History Museum
- Newpaper printing facility
- Spanish Quarter in St. Augustine (yeah that was one of those really cool, extended field trips)
Most businesses are willing to arrange field trips, if you just call and ask. A wonderful resource for planning official field trips and for even turning everyday outings into a learning opportunity is The A to Z Guide to Home School Field Trips by Gregg Harris. It offers suggestions of places to visit, ideas of questions to ask and tips for wrapping up the field trip at home.
What field trips have you and your family enjoyed together?
Kris is the sweet-tea-drinking, classically eclectic, slightly Charlotte Mason, homeschooling mom to her three Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.
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