Virtual Field Trips For End Of The Year Celebrations

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! 

virtual field trip

Then, students can participate in some learning activities including labeling, counting, and writing. 

virtual field trip

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. 

virtual field trip

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! 

 

virtual field trip


 

Why You Should Create Memory Books With Your Students

As the school year winds down, are you looking for ways to help your students reflect on the year? I love to find ways to help students remember all of their amazing accomplishments. Showing them how far they have come during the year is a great way to make them feel proud of their hard work!

Memory books are a fun way for students to both review the year and connect the classroom with families.

Creating memory books with students is also a great way for you as a teacher to learn what parts of the school year were most successful, what students enjoyed, and what you might want to change in the future! 

The classic memory books used in many classrooms are pre-printed with questions and forms for students to fill out with their own ideas. Students can add drawings and color to pages. They can take the books home to share with their families in review of the school year. Topics included might be friends, favorite things, or vacation plans. By having this keepsake at home, your students can revisit their thoughts from previous years and see how much they’ve grown. 

As you plan for end-of-year activities, creating a memory book for your students might seem daunting. Not to worry- I have one available for you here that is digital, easily editable and lots of fun for your students!

memory book

The Google slides have text boxes for kids to fill in, and images can be added to make the memory book completely personalized.

Topics covered in the memory book include:

  • favorites
  • family
  • friends
  • summer goals
  • things I want to learn
  • and more!

An autograph page is also included so students can share signatures and notes with their classroom friends.

memory book

The Digital Memory Book can also be printed in color or black-and-white if you prefer a paper version. Grab it today and help your students create lasting memories of their year! 

End of the Year Memory Book

Looking for more classroom resources? Check out my post here on classroom management strategies!

What are your favorite end-of-the-year activities? Let me know in the comments!

memory books