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Let's Go on a Field TripLet's Go on a Field Trip
Since many of us are looking for ways to explore the world outside our homes—for our kids’ benefit and our own sanity!—we’re taking you on a field trip. With new virtual field trips available online, kids can get up close and personal with artifacts or explore places they’d never be able to go otherwise. Field trips (in person or virtual) offer kids first-hand learning experiences and a new level of understanding about how things work. They provide realistic details that enhance children’s play and encourage social-emotional learning. Who knows? You could spark an interest in something that your child wants to explore further. Have fun exploring the world with your kids!
Let's Go on a Field Trip

1. Let's Go on a Field Trip

Watch our video for ways kids benefit from exploring the world.

solve a puzzle

2. Solve a Puzzle

Join these kids as they explore the Museum of Natural Curiosity in Utah. Can you find the objects hidden in the scene?

read a story

3. Read a Story

On a field trip to an art museum, Sia and her class see the famous painting A Sunday on La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat. Her teacher asks the class to paint their own neighborhood. Sia doesn’t think anyone would want to see where she lives. Will she be able to find something to paint? Read the story to find out!

visit a fire station

4. Visit a Fire Station

Take a trip to the fire department from the comfort of your own home. In this video you’ll see an in-depth look inside of a fire truck, guided by an actual firefighter.

Bowl at Home

5. Bowl at Home

Make these glow-in-the-dark bowling pins for a fun indoor bowling night. Then watch this video of the inner workings of a bowling alley.

Do something for others

6. Do Something for Others

Whether it’s science, literature, history, or math, what’s something your child is a whiz about? Tell us about their expertise at HighlightsKids.com

 

Write, Draw, or Talk About It

7. Write, Draw, or Talk About It

What will your child’s exhibit display? Share it with us at HighlightsKids.com

Spot the match

8. Spot the Match

Take a close look at these fossil exhibits to see what is the same across all the rows.

search the scene

9. Search the Scene

Head out onto this nature trail to explore the great outdoors. While you’re there, look for the objects hidden in the scene. 

churn ice cream

10. Churn Ice Cream

Have you ever wondered how ice cream is made? This visit to a dairy farm will show you! Then try your hand at making your own at home.

Fossilize Your Handprints

11. Fossilize Your Handprints

If you can’t make it to a dinosaur museum to look at fossils, use this craft to make your own! Fossilize your child’s handprints to remember their small size forever. 

find the hidden objects

12. Find the Hidden Objects

What an awesome field trip! Can you find the 8 hidden objects

Explore the outdoors

13. Explore the Outdoors

This list shows 8 great national parks for families to visit. Even if you don’t live close to a national park, you can visit virtually on their websites, or explore your own outdoor community. 

hunt for words

14. Hunt for Words

The highlight of this field trip to the zoo is the penguins. While they waddle and swim, look for the words hidden in the scene.

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