Friday, May 16, 2008

Be On the Lookout....for a Field Trip

When we are traveling, going to a nearby city, or just out for the day I try to ask myself - How can we learn something new while we're out?

Here are some examples of what we have done:

  • After an appointment at the hospital - we viewed the artwork lining the hospital walls and looked at the new Hosta plant garden that was put in outside the hospital.
  • My husband and kids stopped by the radio station to pick up a prize and ended up getting a tour.
  • When we went to the county fair - we looked through the historical building, viewed arts and crafts, saw floral arrangements, toured the animal buildings, listened to various musical groups, road in a wagon pulled by draft horses, watched harness racing, climbed on farm equipment, participated in an obstacle course, and enjoyed a motorbike stunt show.
  • Sometimes, we plan our mall shopping trips around special events being held at the mall. They have arts and craft exhibits, musical concerts, classic car shows, plant and cactus shows, and morning mall walking for P.E.
  • When we travel, we keep a lookout for interesting shops - like a quilt shop, art gallery, or tourist shop, local museum, or bakery. We also stop at parks and lakes to explore nature.
  • Also while traveling, we've learned much by being friendly with the locals. They have lots of interesting information to share.


Stretch Mark Mama said...

Spoken like a true home schooling mom! An errand hardly feels like an errand unless I have made it Educational. :) We peppered our local street maintenance crew the other day with questions about what they were doing and why and blah blah blah. It was like a scene out of "Attack of the Home School Family!" LOL

Anonymous said...

I have been asked if this time we could just go on a trip, not stop at every historical marker we pass!

Thank you for sharing!
Be blessed!

Andrea said...

Great tips! You always have such wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing!