Virtual Field Trips
Let's see what animals live on the farm!
The animal farm: Watch children visit and meet animals on the farm! Identify and label the different animals. After watching the videos, ask your child what his/her favorite animal was. Use attributes to talk about how they animals look (i.e., big/small, hard/soft, wet/dry, etc...)
This sheep farm allows us to see how this Canadian family raises sheep and lamb on pasture, in the barn and during transport.
In this free-run egg farm, we’ll learn what makes eggs “Free Run”, what the hens eat, how hens are cared for, as well as how the sun meet this farm’s needs.
Play this basic concepts game by reading the card and having your child fill in the blank. Two options are provided if your child requires additional verbal prompting. This game is a fun way to practice spatial, quantitative, and size concepts!
Following the directions on the farm to make inferences and label the animals/objects. Read the directions to your child and allow him/her to guess the correct answer before providing additional prompting.
Here are some farm-themed cards that can be used to target "wh" questions, inferences- who am I questions, and categories.
Play Farm Bingo with your family! In additional to targeting receptive listening skills, this game also allows you to target object function.
Let's see what animals live at the zoo!
Visit the animals at the San Diego Zoo: Watch the fascinating daily activities of apes, baboons, elephants, giraffes, owls, polar bears and more, from the San Diego Zoo’s many live stream cameras! You can also find crafts, coloring pages, and other fun zoo-related games and activities.
Panda Cam Zoo Atlanta: Pandas are always fun to watch, and Zoo Atlanta offers this live stream of the only panda twins in the United States, Ya Lun and Xi Lun.
You can go big or very small with the live cameras at the Houston Zoo. Live cameras capture tiny leafcutter ants as they go about their work and the elephants as they roam their expansive yard. Also on view are the chimpanzees, gorillas, giraffes and rhinos.
Play Zoo I have, Who has! This game is a great way to work on labeling and describing animals, as well as asking and answering questions.
What animals did you see at the Zoo? Use the Zoo Scavenger Hunt to help you keep track.
My Trip to the Zoo is a great printable book to work on labeling and describing animals, as well as actions.
Let's see what animals we find at the aquarium!
At the aquarium, we can find lots of ocean animals! Some of these animals include fish, sting rays, turtles, and even sharks! Here we can look into the giant ocean tank at the New England Aquarium!
Penguins live at the aquarium! They climb rocks, swim in water, and eat fish!
The aquarium also has sea lions! We will get up close and personal with Ron, Zoe, and Sierra, the California sea lions. The marine mammal trainers will shoe us the styles and techniques they use to teach the sea lions.
We can find sharks at the aquarium! Sometimes they are baby sharks (do, do, do, do, dadoo), or nursery sharks! At the New England Aquarium, they train the sharks with targets!
Play a matching or inferencing game using the sea animal flashcards. Describe the picture and see if your child can name the animal or have the child describe the animal for you to name! This is also a great way to label the animals and ask and answer "wh" questions.
Follow the directions to place the ocean animals in the correct spot. Use prepositional phrases to describe the location.
Color and cut out the ocean animals. Then sort the animals into land and sea categories. To help provide visual assistance, mark the "ocean animals" tab in blue and "other animals" tab in green. Use the verbal prompt "blue like water" and "green like grass" to help them visually distinguish the categories.
Create a mini book labeling sea animals and work on expanding utterances.
If you are looking for a fun craft to complete with your child, try this fishbowl craft! You will need a paper plate, crayons, glue, and scissors. This also targets requesting and labeling the parts of a fish.