Don’t wanna leave home on cold, winter months for field trips? No worries, friend, because I’ve put together a series of virtual winter field trips for homeschoolers that you can do from your warm, cozy living room (or school room).
5 Virtual Winter Field Trips for Homeschoolers
1. Virtual Trip to Antarctica
Take a “cool” virtual trip to the coldest, driest, and windiest continent in the world. You’ll see the animals that live there as well as learn how scientists are using the area for a variety of tests. Grab your thickest jacket, warmest hat and comfiest waterproof boots, because we’re about to embark on a frosty adventure to the icy wonderland of Antarctica to discover the secrets of this frozen paradise!
Be sure to check out the description sections of this video as it has lots of video notes and facts.
2. Tracks in the Snow
It snowed at Milner Gardens & Woodland! Follow Pam as she explores the tracks and signs left behind by wildlife throughout the garden. Meet a deer and help figure out mystery tracks left by an animal that slides on its belly!
3. Ice Castle Virtual Field Trip
Ice castles might sound like something you only see in movies, but believe it or not, they are REAL! In this virtual field trip, you’ll visit an ice castle like no other! Your homeschoolers will also learn a lot about winter, ice, and snow along the way. No need to go anywhere, just press play!
This is a great video to watch during winter or any time of year to help kids make connections to weather and earth science. This virtual field trip/lesson is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, homeschool, and kids of all ages!
4. Chippewa Nature Center: Ready for Winter
“Ready for Winter” is one of CNC’s longest-running School Programs. This engaging puppet show teaches children from preschool through 2nd grade how Michigan’s wildlife gets ready for winter. The friendly woodchuck has decided NOT to hibernate this year and his friends all share their own plans for the winter as they attempt to convince her that “Hibernation is what woodchucks are supposed to do!”
In this virtual format, the puppets have left the stage and can be seen in the woods, wetlands and fields of CNC as they help children learn about migration, adaptation and hibernation.
5. Under and Around the Ice
Please remember that the ice on a lake or river can be fun to slide around on and search for birds, animals, and fish; however, you should always be aware that ice can be unstable, unpredictable, and pose a danger of falling through which can result in hospitalization or even death.
For younger viewers, please always have adult supervision and permission to be on the ice and only go when the temps are low and the ice is thick.
Winter-Themed Resources for Homeschoolers
Use these winter writing prompts to help foster English and language arts skills for your child of any age and grade. Each prompt is appropriate for children of all ages. There are 34 pages in this resource.
They are perfect for independent work, time fillers, portfolio building and more!
With our monthly, theme-specific lesson plans and guides you’ll have guidance on what to do every single day – not to mention, all just a click away! These plans have built in links that direct you to websites, videos, printables, activities, and more that are 100% FREE!
Above all else, this resource can be used as a simple guide in giving you DIY ideas for theme-specific/related lesson plans. Each daily activity suggestion can accommodate any age, grade, and learning style. There is also a blank template for you to print and fill out with your own ideas!
With All About Winter in Hebrew! This one-of-a-kind resource highlights 10 Hebrew vocabulary words that pertain to the winter season. Children (and adults) of all ages can easily learn these words and begin using them in everyday conversation.
This resource pack includes:
- Master Vocabulary List (with Hebrew word, pronunciation, and English translation)
- Flashcards (front/back with pictures, Hebrew word, pronunciation, and English translation)
- Copywork pages (for each vocabulary word with pictures, Hebrew word, pronunciation, and English translation)
- Coloring pages (for each vocabulary word with Hebrew word, pronunciation, and English translation)
If you enjoyed these, check out (and bookmark) 5 Virtual Fall Field Trips for Homeschoolers!