Beach Group Trip for Children - Posted on 26th Apr 2013
Children enjoy field trips and the hands on experiences can help them grab new concepts and ideas. Trips to the beach suits younger children very well especially when it comes to school field trips. Planning such a trip involves taking in to account the lessons intended for the children to learn both during and after the trip. Knowing what to expect both before and after the trip can help make the trip a learning success.
To the children this trip can have a direct impact, and they also need to know that they need to be aware of the way that they act during the trip. They need be taught that sand dunes should be left intact and undisturbed. Children should not litter while on the trip. They should know of the environmental impact of littering on the beach and the damages that can be caused by leaving trash, such as plastic, behind.
Taking children to the beach, and thus near the water, means that you must invoke some relatively strict safety measures. The children should be clear about the importance of safety while at the beach. They should have enough chaperons for the trip and should understand the need to remain in groups of two or more and to never wander away from the group for any reason. Children always admire the water and beach; however, they also need to be made aware of the dangers that can exist in such a natural setting.
Children have a fascination with the sand and shoreline found at the beach. Children should be taught that the sand and sea life found during the field trip must not be removed from the beach and surrounding area. Children should be forbidden from entering the water. Teachers should teach them about the ocean waves, currents, riptides and even moon phases that impact tides. You should make sure that children know not to throw sand at one another to prevent injuries caused by sand getting in their eyes and mouths.
Thereby the field trip to the beach will introduce children to many forms of marine life, plants and land formations. Moreover it will make it a fun filled trip that the children would recall as they grow forward in life.