Field Trips

field trips for preschool and kindergarten

Field Trips for Pre-K and Kindergarten

Field trips are not only lots of fun but they can also be very valuable learning experiences for young children. They can help build background knowledge and vocabulary that are important for success in school.

Field Trip Prep

While field trips are fun for the students they often require extraordinary amounts of extra preparation and effort on the teacher’s part. If something goes wrong you need to have a plan in place to occupy your students. Every single minute of your trip has to be planned out in advance or chaos will reign. Expect the unexpected and prepare for delays such as waiting for a bus, waiting in lines, waiting for others to finish lunch.

field trip scavenger hunt forms

Preparing for Field Trips

Having something on hand to occupy your little ones on a field trip is a lifesaver. These field trip recording sheets or scavenger hunts are a great way to keep your students alert and on-task as they look for the items listed. You can give these forms to your students to complete during the trip or pass them out when needed.

Field Trip Scavenger Hunt Printables

These activities will provide students with practice paying attention to details, recalling events, and vocabulary development. Picture cues are provided for non-readers so no reading is necessary to complete the activities.

Volume 1 of the 8 page Field Trip Recording Sheet packet includes scavenger hunts and recording sheets for the following field trips:

  • Fire Station
  • Aquarium
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Farm

Field Trip Recording Sheets Vol. 1 = $2
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Field Trip Ideas for Preschool and Kindergarten

  • Apple Orchard
  • Aquarium
  • Bakery
  • Children’s Theater
  • Farm
  • Fire Station
  • Grocery Store
  • Home Improvement Store
  • Library
  • Nursing Home
  • Park
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Science Museum (designed for children)
  • Zoo

Different parts of the world may offer unique opportunities for field trips such as

  • Coastal: Beach
  • Coastal: Lighthouse
  • Southwest: Rodeo
  • Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Planetarium

Some field trips might even come to you, such as

  • Agricultural Outreach Center (cows or other livestock)
  • Rodeo History and Education Center
  • Petting Zoo
  • Dentist
  • Wildlife Outreach Center (exotic animals)
  • Animal Shelter, ASPCA, or other animal group to teach about caring for pets

Field Trip Recording Sheets Vol. 1 = $2
field trip scavenger hunts and recording sheets for preschool and kindergarten
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