April is National Zoo Month! My family loves going to zoos. My kids love to watch the animals, smell the animals, and run all over the zoo like animals. They fit right in! A fantastic way to get away from the home school table is to turn a school day into a fun family outing by way of field trip to the zoo. For added learning, I like to incorporate some other disciplines into the week leading up to the zoo outing for a whole unit study that focuses on animals. I am going to give you a quick rundown of some of the things we have done to incorporate a zoo field trip as part of our family’s learning experience.
|We got this picture by waiting and being patient. We watched the zebras for about 15 minutes before we got this adorable shot.|
When you get home put your projects together. Let your kids call up a grandparent or friend and tell them all about what they did, what they saw, and what they learned. It may spark more research projects for the future.