Stay-Cationing this Spring Break? Try a nice Virtual Field Trip!

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Stay-Cationing this Spring Break? Try a nice Virtual Field Trip!

 

How much of a learning break do you take on spring break?  Its spring break for us next week and we will be stay-cationing.  This means we have to get creative in providing exposure to new opportunities for the kiddos.  For the first two days we may not even look at a book (sorry to say).  But, by the third day we will be back on track with our nightly reading.  Once we pick back up a book we will also make sure the kiddos don’t just watch television all day long, as they will if I let them.  Instead they will spend some of their time participating in virtual field trips. I am sure they will whine and complain, but they will get over it, especially once I bust out the Star gazer app!
Hope you and the kiddos enjoy a few of these ideas too!

 

For the Big Kids:

Math –

 

Realworldmath.org

Spring Break Try Virtual Field Trip parenting moms

  • Free math activities for Google Earth designed for students to take the math learned in class and develop it further with problem solving activities.  

 

Math by Design

Spring Break Try Virtual Field Trip parenting moms

  • Is another super great site where students become architects!  On this site your child can build two virtual environments using geometry and measurement skills.

 

 

History –

 

Review important moments in history with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Art Project.

Spring Break Try Virtual Field Trip parenting moms

  • Have them create a timeline of important events using one of these apps.  Tell them to remember to include key people, relationships and major turning points.
  • Have your tween or teen re-write history after they’ve gone through all of the events.

 

 

For the elementary kids:

Science -

 

Solar System Scope

Spring Break Try Virtual Field Trip parenting moms

I don’t think anyone is visiting space this spring break, but your child can! Take them to this amazing site, Solar System Scope, where they get to see panoramic views of the solar system.  Ooo, and once they are finished you can take them outside later that night to gaze at the stars with the Star Walk app. 

 

Spring Break Try Virtual Field Trip parenting moms

With this app your science loving kids can point a mobile device to the sky and identify stars, planets and constellations.

 

Virtual Body

Spring Break Try Virtual Field Trip parenting moms

Who wants to be a doctor?  Well tell your kiddo they can get a ready for medical school by touring this wonderful site on the human body.  Then test how much they learned with the Speed Anatomy app.

Spring Break Try Virtual Field Trip parenting moms

 

 

History -

 

Pyramids the Inside Story

Spring Break Try Virtual Field Trip parenting moms

My son is currently infatuated with the pyramids of Egypt so we are definitely taking part in this virtual field trip through the pyramids.  He will love this virtual field trip where he can follow a team as they reconstruct how the pyramids of Egypt were built.

 

For the Preschool and Kindergarten kids:

 

Great Websites for Kids

 

Spring Break Try Virtual Field Trip parenting moms

I think our kindergartner may be able to handle a virtual field trip, but if she doesn’t one of these sites may suit her best.
Great Websites for Kids has sites for kids for all sorts of topics:
Animals

 Spring Break Try Virtual Field Trip parenting moms

 

History/Biography

 Spring Break Try Virtual Field Trip parenting moms

 

Math
 

Spring Break Try Virtual Field Trip parenting moms

Science

 Spring Break Try Virtual Field Trip parenting moms

 

And much, much more!

Enjoying a stay-cation this spring break? What are your plans?

 

 

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