Finding Ways to Give Back

Many people think of others during the holidays, looking for ways to give back to more than just family and friends, but those in need locally and around the world. If you are looking for a class service project or ways to involve the entire family in giving back, check out these websites. Visit the […]

Two Free Experiential and Active Learning Webinars

Erin Buhr, the author of the book Little Walks, Big Adventures: Meaningful Field Trips with Young Children talks about the importance of field trips and how to make them meaningful for students ages 15 months to 9 years old. Buhr provides ideas for field trips for young students, tips for how to organize and prepare […]

How to Foster Youth Civic Engagement

In just weeks, U.S. citizens will go to the polls to exercise their right to vote. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, just over 46 percent of people age 18-29 voted in the 2016 Presidential election. This age group had the lowest voter turnout, which is typical in previous elections, too. Civic engagement among young […]

October – National Field Trip Month

This National Field Trip Month we take a moment to celebrate experiential learning! Trips to the science center, the farm, or the zoo are among our most memorable times in school. Field trips are a chance to engage students in their own learning, increase retention of ideas, and for students to connect with their communities. […]

Grocery Brands That Give Back

Field Trip Factory works closely with grocery stores throughout the country to help students learn about nutrition, community, and ways to make smart choices while shopping the aisles. One part of being a smart shopper is shopping brands that help the communities near and far. See how these brands are making a difference around the […]

A Couple of Back-to-School Sweepstakes

Sharpie® and Buddy Fruits are each sponsoring Back-to-School prizes that could help you stock your classroom. Here are the details!   Buddy Fruits – Crayola Essentials 2018 Sweepstakes Enter one time for a chance to win a $2000 check for school essentials. The sweepstakes ends October 31st and there is only one entry per person […]

5 Fun Games to Play on the Bus

Keeping a busload of kids under control can sometimes be the most daunting part of the field trip. To keep the noise level down and everyone entertained, play these five games on your next field trip. I’m Going on a Field Trip. It is a fun way to practice the alphabet. Have students brainstorm items […]

Fostering Curiosity in Your Youngest Students

Curiosity may have killed the cat, but curious kids do better academically and are more connected to their community and to their world. Use these tips to foster curiosity in your little ones for a lifetime of learning and fun.   Give kids space to explore. When I was young, my parents let me take […]

Build Your Classroom Library with Free or Low-Cost Books

Heading to the zoo, the art museum, or your local grocery store on your next field trip? Reading books on animals, art, and gardening or cooking can help set the stage for your students before you load the class on the school bus. Here are five organizations that can help you inexpensively acquire books before […]

Getting to Know Your New Students

Back to school means getting to know a whole new group of students. Of course you want to know the usual things about them: What activities they are interested in or if they have siblings. But here are twelve questions you may want to ask your students to gain insight into what makes them tick […]