4 Must-Have Tips: Get the Most out of Summer Field Trips

As we head into the second half of summer, it’s important to savor these last few weeks of vacation. For many, that means a family trip, lazy days spent in front of the pool, playing in the front yard…it’s different for everyone. For us, naturally, wrapping up the summer means signing off with a Field Trip!

We gathered some must-have tips, suggestions and reasons to take a fantastic summer Field Trip. It’s a fun way to keep kids engaged and in the loop just before getting back into the swing of things at school. Do you have a favorite summer activity or field trip that left a major impression? Be sure to let us know in the comments. 

4 Must-Have Tips: Get the Most out of Summer Field Trips

1. Summer Trips Share Healthy Lessons for School Lunches 

School-LunchAt times, kid’s summer schedules can lead to unhealthy choices without the structure of the school day (Is that the ice cream truck I hear?).  Our summer Field Trips reinforce healthy decisions just before the school season begins. What does this mean? Hands-on experiences with fruits and veggies, healthy grains, healthy snacks and more are at the tip-top of their minds when they are letting parents know what they would like in their lunch boxes. 

2. Summer Field Trips Help Ease the Transition Back to School

Going-Back-To-SchoolSigning your group up for a Field Trip this summer helps to re-create the atmosphere of school, while doing so in an environment that is fun and relaxed. Get kids adjusted to the mode of paying close attention, listening actively, answering questions and cooperating with other students as part of a group. Give your kids a boost ahead with a fun summer activity.

3. Tap into Your Local Community for Learning Connections

Kids-NeighborhoodWith a relaxed summer schedule, a trip to a local business or community organization can give kids a new perspective on their home town. Summer allows for students for more time to really think about the fun they had discovering a new place in their neighborhood, in addition to the lessons they learned and will apply as they years go by. Getting to know the way their community works is an essential lesson that’s great not just for summer, but all year round. 

4. Take a Trip to Change Up Your Routine

Change-RoutineLooking for a way to beat the summer heat? That’s what summer Field Trips are for! Working at day cares and summer camps, those last few weeks can feel hot and unbearable in the dog days of summer. Why not find a trip near you in walking distance that’s a haven from the heat? It’s an easy way to sneak in a little learning fun as well 🙂

We hope you enjoyed these quick tips for last-minute field trips! Find a Field Trip near you!

Be sure to let us know in the comments.

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