My most favorite field trip that we take as a class each year is to the pumpkin patch. There’s just nothing like Fall. The kids just get the biggest kick out of getting to choose a pumpkin from the patch to bring home and we always learn so much about the fruits and vegetables that they grow on the farm. Since pumpkins are a fruit, we also learn that cucumbers and tomatoes are fruits too since they have seeds. We also learn about corn and it’s different uses. We learn the differences between Indian corn, feed corn and the corn we eat. It always blows me away to learn how much corn is in so many products we use. Think toothpaste, diapers, shampoo and more!
When we get back to school, it’s always so hard to transition back after a field trip. Parent volunteers leaving, the kids are hyper from having fun and riding the bus. Sometimes even having to get them to eat a sack lunch at the tables outside since we missed regular lunch. Let’s just say it makes it tough to get much of anything else productive done in the classroom for the rest of the day. I know we’ve all been there!
I’ve made up this printable to give the kids to work on after all of the craziness. It gets them practicing their writing and has them remembering back to all of the fun things that they saw earlier that day of the field trip. It’s very helpful to make that transition back into learning mode!
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Let us know what your favorite field trip that your classes goes on each year!
And if you are headed to the pumpkin patch, our Pumpkin Patch Field Trip Packet can be so helpful! Permission slips, organization items, chaperone info, reflection, and so much more! Click here to download now from Teachers Pay Teachers.