Teach Kids to be Smart with Money

Smart with Money

Being smart with your money includes shopping smart and saving. As part of America Saves Week (February 23-28) teach the kids in your life about the importance of saving money. For kids who crave instant gratification, it can be extremely hard to not immediately spend that $5 bill they just earned or received as a […]

1000 Awesome Things #549 School Field Trip Day

1000 Awesome Things

Recall the feeling of running to the bus to get the best seat and go for a ride. It is Field Trip Day! Enjoy this post from the popular blog 1000 Awesome Things and you will relive the magic. It made me chuckle and reminded me that this is one small, fun part of why […]

Six Tips for Keeping the Peace on a Field Trip

Keeping the Peace on a Field Trip

The chance to get out of the classroom and be able to explore something new with friends creates a lot of excitement for kids (and adults). Field trips are a nice change in routine, but the new setting and activities can lead to new opportunities to act inappropriately. Some students might need a refresher in […]

Get Moving Indoors

Get Moving Indoors

It is important to stay active year round, but on those snowy days when it is too cold to head outside, it’s easy to come down with a bad case of cabin fever. February is American Hearth Month, so use these activities to keep your kids active, heart healthy, and happy inside, at least for […]

Happy Holidays from Field Trip Factory

Happy Holidays

We want to take a moment to wish all of our teachers, parents, group leaders, students, and sponsors a happy holiday season. Thank you for being part of our community, for participating in our experiences, and taking time to give to your community. We are grateful to be in position where we can to facilitate rich […]

Ideas for Giving Back

Ideas for Giving Back

This time of year we often think of others – whether giving gifts to family and friends, or giving of our time and efforts to help those in need. Volunteering and being involved in service projects have many benefits and not just for those individuals or communities being helped. Finding the right project can help […]

ComEd Celebrates Careers in Energy Week


ComEd looked to the future of energy as employees informed a number of elementary and high school students about the opportunities in the STEM fields, and provided insights specifically about the energy field. During the week of October 13-19, 2014 students across Illinois learned about the many careers in energy. Students from the UIC Chance […]

Remember MyPlate During the Holidays

USDA MyPlate

Many Americans look forward to the Thanksgiving holiday each year. Food, family, friends – it doesn’t get better than that. Until you’ve had your second or third helping of stuffing and you feel stuffed. Some simple tips can help you avoid this mistake during the upcoming holidays. Remind yourself of the MyPlate recommended portions for […]

Thanksgiving Virtual Field Trip

Thanksgiving Virtual Field Trip

What was life like for the pilgrims and Wampanoag people who celebrated the first Thanksgiving? Check out the virtual tour of the Plimoth Plantation located in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The tour features information about the English colony built by the pilgrims who journeyed to America on the Mayflower. You’ll see a fort, homes, and gardens and […]