When it comes time to organize an exciting activity for your school group’s school outing, you might prefer to do something you haven’t done before … and that implies you’ve got to check into your options. Want a simple list of ideas to help you get going with your brainstorming? The following are some categories we thought of:
Get out in nature. Organize a day hike to a local peak with packed lunches. Obviously all of these activities would require some parent release forms, but hey, they’ll make for a great day away from school.
Tour a facility. There are tons of public buildings that offer tours. Choose to learn about how the public water system works? Tour the water and go reclamation facility! Are you discovering conservation and want to see how a recycling plant or landfill procedure goes down? Go on and check it out firsthand! Curious about manufacturing and production? Take a tour of a big-name facility to see how they handle the ebb and flow of business.
Museums. Take a gander at the local art museum. Head to an exhibit highlighted a certain topic (dinosaurs!), or to a museum dedicated to a particular time in history (e.g. the holocaust). What about natural history museums, or a scientific display on the human body or something about space? See what’s select and available something that will most attract your group.
Hands-on learning. Do you have some local artists that are crazy talented at what they do? What about taking your class for a hands-on learning experience? Maybe that indicates taking your art kids to a masterclass by a well-respected painter or sculptor, hearing them speak, then afterwards practicing in a tutored setting where they can get personalized advice for what they’re working on? The same situation could make an application for getting an audience with a recognized writer and being able to hash out some questions they may have with their own written work. Etcetera, etcetera. You understand.
Amusement parks. Hey, there’s nothing like screaming with laughter together on crazy rides to create some memories that no one will forget! If you’ve got a local water or amusement park, this could easily take up the entire day and provide endless fun for the kids in your group.
Hit up the zoo. For the younger ages, they stay pretty amazed about checking out the zoo or catching a film on the IMAX at the planetarium. They won’t mind visiting the aquarium, either, or pretty much anything that enables them to get up close and see for themselves.
Go to a concert or cultural enrichment performance. Bring the kids to the ballet. Take your music students to a rock concert that will illustrate the building blocks of rock and roll you’ve been studying in your current unit.
There are so many options you could look at when planning something to undertake with your class group. Depending upon what you’re studying or what the focus of the activity is, there are suggestions here to match what you’re seeking out! And now comes the enjoyable part … select what you prefer to do, make plans, and then head out for a great time!