Field Trip Kit
After our trip out to the wildlife refuge last week, it came to my attention that we were lacking some necessary supplies. After some discussion with the other moms, we decided that we should all probably make up a field trip box to keep in the backs of our vans so that come what may, we’re prepared and ready to hand the kids what they need to make the most of any learning opportunity.
I already keep a first aid kit in the car, and bug spray and sunscreen (through we often forget to take advantage of having them on-hand). I have 2 boys, so the first aid kit gets frequent use – I am sure I need to replenish its contents by now.
After some consideration, as much as I’d love to say that a backpack would work, I think that a bin might work better for us. I have a bunch of rubbermaid 18(ish) gallon containers used for various purposes in our home- they have them on sale at Target after holidays for SUPER cheap – I think one of these might work best for us.
- pencils/colored pencils
- notebook paper & clipboards
- bug spray
- specimen bags
- paper bags
- magnifying glass
- our letterboxing kits
- extra clothes for me and the kids
- baby wipes
- hand sanitizer
- field guides (birds/plants – I still have to buy some more of these) and park guides
- craft sticks (for poking or picking things up that one doesn’t want to touch)
I’m sure I’ll be adding things to the box – I’ll come back and update this post when I do. So what’s going in your box?