12 Dec Sightseeing Tour Tips for Your School Group
When it comes time to plan a fun 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 investigate your options. Want a simple list of ideas that can help you get started with your brainstorming? Here are some categories we thought of:
Theme 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 start the whole day and give endless fun for the kids in your group.
Museums. Look at the local art museum. Check out an exhibit highlighted a specific 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 available and select something that will most entice your group.
Exit in nature. What nature material do you need to work within your local area? Mountains? Desert? Ocean? Set up a day hike to a local peak with packed lunches. Do a number of simple slot canyons. Enjoy a day of body surfing and sandcastle building competitions. Certainly all of these activities would need some parent release forms, but hey, they’ll allow for a great day away from school.
Tour the water and go reclamation facility! Are you learning about conservation and want to see how a recycling plant or landfill procedure goes down? Take a tour of a big-name facility to see how they handle the ebb and flow of business.
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 signifies taking your art kids to a master class by a well-respected painter or sculptor, listening to them speak, and then practicing in a tutored setting where they can get personalized advice for what they’re working with? The same situation could apply for getting an audience with a reputable writer and having the ability to hash out some questions they may have with their own written work. Etcetera, etcetera. You understand.
Head to a concert or cultural enrichment performance. In this category, the sky is the limit. Go to the symphony. Bring the kids to the ballet. See a play. 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. See a poetry reading. Attend a marionette show. These sorts of experiences are inspiring and your students will love them!
Hit up the zoo. For the younger ages, they stay pretty excited about checking out the zoo or catching a film on the IMAX at the planetarium. They will never mind visiting the aquarium, either, or pretty much anything that allows them to get up close and see for themselves.
There are a lot of options you could think of when planning something to undertake with your class group. Depending on what you’re studying or what the focus of the activity is, there are suggestions here to match what you’re looking for! And now comes the enjoyable part … select what you wish to do, make plans, and then head out for a happy times!