Children love to use their senses to gain knowledge about the world around them, which is why hands-on field trips are a great option for your class or grade level.
Hands-on experiences offer great insights into the world outside of the classroom, and allow children to gain real-world knowledge, make connections to the curriculum, and use their senses to gain information they can’t get from a book.
Here are some hands-on field trip ideas that will have your class shouting Hooray!
There are many places around your town that would be willing to offer children the chance to explore and get some real-world experience without a hefty price tag.
Field Trip Locations with Hands-on Experiences
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Jessa is the Editor-in-Chief of Hooray for Family and the mom of three energetic children. She has a BA in Mass Communication/Journalism from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and is a long-time resident of Central Texas. When she isn't writing and editing, she enjoys playing board games with her kids, teaching Sunday school and channeling her creativity into craft projects.