It’s Spring!!! It’s Spring!!! This cadence has resonated through our house for a while. Let’s admit it, it’s been a LONG LONG winter. And I know that I am just as happy to see tulip bulbs popping out in the front yard and bunny rabbits hopping around everywhere. So, in light of the changing weather and the start of Spring, we will be talking about Spring Schooling for a few days.
Homeschooling in the spring can bring with it a time to embrace spring and re-energize your school with some fun spring schooling ideas.
Today we are going to talk about Spring Field Trips.
Spring is an excellent time to take field trips. The sun is out, the kids are excited to be outside, and there is a lot of opportunities to get outside with field trips. Whether you have some fun things to do around your area for cost, or just want to get the kids outside learning, Spring is an excellent time to do it regardless of your studies and your budget.
Here are some great idea for some Spring field trip options:
VISIT A FARM – Spring is an excellent time to visit a farm. The cows and sheep and chickens are having babies and everyone loves to see the baby goats and calves. This is an excellent time to learn about how farms work, do some added research on animals, or learn about the milking process. Regardless of the age of your children, there is something for everyone to learn on a farm. If you don’t have a big dairy farm in your area, ask around, there may be someone with a small farm that would love some visitors. Some farms and dairies even offer older children the opportunity to work on the farm for part of the day. Why not get them some hands on experience if possible? Have your older children get extra books, do a book report on their favorite animal or a family presentation on the dairy process after you are finished.
VISIT A HONEY FARM – Spring is a great time to visit a honey farm. If you have one around your area, you won’t be disappointed. You can usually sample types of honey and see a working hive. Tours are generally available and kids can learn all about how honey is made. Those little workers bees are very inspirational and a fun trip for all ages. Don’t forget to grab some honey before you head home!
WINDMILL FARM – Do you have windmills in your area? Spring is a fun time to take a windmill farm tour. You can see the windmills up close and personal (and boy are they big to your little ones) and check them out. For the older students, they can dig deeper into the wind propulsion and how wind energy works. You might even learn something. A windmill farm can be a fun fieldtrip for the whole family.
Whether you take a hike through the park or get a group together to visit a honeybee farm close by, you will find that spring field trips are fun and refreshing after a long winter cooped up inside the house.
What is your favorite spring field trip? We would love to hear your ideas.