The school year is wrapping up! It was definitely a different year than anything we have experienced before. Many students had a hybrid learning experience and some did distance learning all year long. Teachers definitely had to adapt and find new ways to stay connected with students from afar.
Another thing that wasn’t possible this year was field trips! I always loved going on field trips with my students. It is so refreshing to get out of the classroom for a new kind of learning experience.
If you are missing field trips and looking for something exciting and new that you can do from the safety of your classroom (or home for those who are distance learning), you definitely need to a try virtual field trip!
There are so many options out there for virtual field trips. A quick Google search will show tons of ideas! You can take a virtual field trip to the zoo, an aquarium, museums, science centers, farms, national parks, and more! Don’t see a virtual field trip idea that calls to you? You can also use Google Slides to give students a virtual tour of your chosen location.
Of all of the virtual field trip options, my favorite is a virtual field trip to the BEACH.
I created this virtual field trip beach day for elementary students! To start, students will “take a flight” to the beach, then, once they arrive, the learning starts. Students will learn about beach safety, ocean life, what to do at the beach, and more!
Then, students can participate in some learning activities including labeling, counting, and writing.
Included in this resource you’ll get 8 Google Slides with titles, edit text boxes, directions, and movable parts along with:
- KWL chart
- Packing a suitcase for the beach activity
- 1 minute take off flight video
- 7 minute beach field trip video (beach safety tips, car ride to the beach, animals at the beach, people swimming, and interview questions of what people like or don’t like of the beach)
- Sequencing events, 2 writing prompts, counting objects (under 10), labeling parts, beach song, and comprehension questions
- One extra slide for you to add anything you would like to the lesson.
Since this is a virtual activity, it can easily be done in the classroom or while distance learning. It makes a great end of the school year activity!
I hope you and your students love these virtual field trip ideas!
Looking for more end of the year activities to do with your students? Check out my post here on memory books!