Is there a police department, fire station, clinic etc that might be willing to have employees talk to your kids for 15-20 min and do a short tour? Have you talked to other mother's who have kids in school, where do they go?
Can you do a nature field trip with a scavenger hunt or a leaf hunt?
Are there any businesses in the area that might allow tours? Automotive, power plant, manufacturing?
by oredebOctober 9, 2013 at 10:51 AM
is there some kinda mill? or farm? even the garbage dump is fun!
to a park with a pond? look for animals and bugs?
tv station close? the weather guy loves to give tours
by gratefulgalOctober 9, 2013 at 9:07 PM
Here's a fun one that can turn tasty, too: Restaurants! Not only a tour, but usually a free or discounted meal, too!
October 10, 2013 at 7:26 AM
Post Office, Courthouse (Just call ahead, and it should be free for a tour) Nature Walks, Simple play at the park days. Go identify the different leaves on trees, collect different rock types. Go on a picnic and nature photography walk. You can literally do hundreds of things just outside in the woods :)
by Clh1989October 12, 2013 at 10:20 AM
Fire station, post office, police station, recycling center if you have one, possibly even a restaurant. You could try coordinating a nature scavenger hunt.
Sometimes you could get the grocery store to do a field trip...
What about a trip to a farm?
Some plants/factories can handle small field trips, however, they sometimes require a group... not just one family.
Go to the park and do PE activities or science activities...
Hold a lemonade stand and some discussions on business and entreprenurial skills.
Driver's ed???? LOL! Take them out to ride go-karts, discuss road safety and then go on a drive to spot road signs and hazaards.