Category Archives for Virtual Fieldtrips

Happiest Place on Earth (FREE Printable ABCs Scavenger Hunt)

     DID YOU KNOW that the Matterhorn bobsled ride is based on the Matterhorn Peak in the Pennine Alps between Switzerland and Italy?             DID YOU KNOW that Walt Disney was fascinated with Abraham Lincoln, which is why he decided to open “Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln” where audio-animatronics allows […]

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A Field Trip to Thanksgiving Point

This particular museum is an educational theme park! A fascinating wonderland of academic playgrounds. The entrance fee is pricier than I prefer, but in this case, I feel it was worth the price. The moment we walked in, my children were awestruck with everything they could see. In every direction the museum had a different […]

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8 Amazing Things to Do at Yellowstone National Park

8 Amazing Things to Do at Yellowstone National ParkBy Jen Holmstrom There are some incredible spots in our natural surroundings. We may hear about them and see pictures of them, but nothing compares to actually experiencing these miraculous places. Yellowstone National Park is mostly located in Wyoming and partially covers portions of Montana and Idaho. The […]

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You’ve Got Mail!

You’ve Got Mail! By Jen Holmstrom”Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”  This lovely and poetic quote is inscribed on the James Farley Post Office in New York City. Although it is not an official creed or motto, the quote is often […]

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Exploring Nature In Your Own Backyard

Exploring Nature In Your Own Backyardby Jen Holmstrom Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 Share0 Pin0 One of the most enriching parts of the world is nature. It’s filled with life. And it’s all around us. No need to make a long drive to have a fun field trip. Sometimes an educational experience is right outside your […]

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Local Heroes: Fire Fighters

Take A Closer Look at Your Local Heroes: Fire FightersBy Jen HolmstromDid you know that October is National Fire Prevention Month? Most fire departments designate the second week of October “Fire Prevention Week” and some of them hold open houses or demonstrations throughout the U.S. But even if you are not able to attend one, […]

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Make a trip to your local farm

Field Trips by Jen – a HECOA series for Home Educators Visiting Local Farms   For some, farms might be familiar territory.  The central region of the United States is crowded with farmland and working famers.  For city folk however, farms are a rare sight and we take each one as a special educational opportunity.  Farms […]

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