This is a replay of another podcast on the same topic – but now is the time! Saving money and field trips is always a good idea. If you are interested in saving money and field trips that won’t break the bank – tune in! Today my special guest is Meredith Curtis – who podcasts on Finish Well (be sure to check it out)!
Saving money isn’t always easy especially if you are like us and have lots of kids! A fee such as $10 a person seems unaffordable when you multiply it by five kids and then add in the adults. Today we talk about places that we can go for free or you can do things and get a discount, or even get family passes! Even a field trip to a nature center or even go on a hike, can turn into a learning experience. And, you’ll save money in fact it might be as little as $3 for the whole family.
Here is another great podcast to save you money! Virtual Field Trips – here
Don’t forget to pack well! You can visit this blog post by my granddaughter, Samantha, here with a field trip packing list.
Money Saving Field Trips:
- Start around your house.
- Think Parks! Bring binoculars and a magnifying class. A bird and nature book.
- Railroad tracks (be sure there are no trains coming!)
- The Dentist or doctor’s office
- Grocery store: give the kids a list of things to find. Talk about the grocery store and talk about how the food got there!
Money Saving Tips:
- Group discounts (can be as little as ten people).
- State discounts
- AAA discounts.
- Attend practice or dress rehearsal for the symphony (get permission)
- Family passes for nature centers, movies, parks, museums, zoo
- Ask for family passes for presents
- Bring lunch to save more money.
- 1001 Homeschool Days at the Beach
- Church festivals – Greek Fests
- Outdoor activities where the kids can learn – oceans/ beach/ streams/ fishing
VHM-377--TipsToSaveFundsForTrips.mp3 (21:35, 29MB)