Field Trip Ideas + Tips

Field trips are essential to learning.

So often field trips are seen as something we do randomly as a break from learning. An escape from a crabby day or boring classroom.

In truth, real life experiences bring meaning to learning. They show kids how things they are learning at home or in the classroom relate to their life and the world. They deepen understanding about the books we read and the words we hear and the pictures we see.

Field trips making learning relevant.

Below are our favorite general ideas for field trips for toddlers, preschoolers and beyond.

I have divided them up into indoor and outdoor field trip ideas to hopefully help you land on the perfect idea for your next field trip more quickly.

Indoor Field Trip Ideas

Indoor Field Trip Ideas

Art Museum with Kids

City Bus Field Trip

Fire Station Field Trip

Home Depot Kids Workshops

Music Themed Field Trips

Post Office Field Trip

Outdoor Field Trip Ideas

Fall Apple Adventures

How to Enjoy the Beach in Winter

Berry Picking with Toddlers

How to Hunt for Fairies

Farmers’ Market

Flashlight Walk

2 Essentials for Hikes with Kids

5 Ocean Unit Field Trip Ideas

Pond Walks

Rainy Day Puddle Walk

Signs of Fall Hunt

5 Things to Bring to a Splash Pad

Spring Flower Walk

Bambini Field Guide: Mini Adventures to Explore with Children

20+ Best Indoor and Outdoor Field Trip Ideas