We are used to cold and snowy winters here in Ontario, Canada, but I’ve got to admit this winter has been particularly cold…and we are only about a month into it! The great thing about homeschooling in the winter is that no one has to wait outside in the freezing cold for the bus anymore. The bad thing is, it’s easy to end up spending way too much time cooped up indoors. That’s when homeschool field trips come in really handy! You get to take the kids on a fun and exciting adventure, they get to hang out with some old, and new, homeschooling friends, and there is always something to learn, as well. We just took our very first field trip with the gang at the Hamilton Homeschool group this month and it was awesome. We headed out to the Legoland Discovery Centre in Toronto and, well, why don’t I let my DD10 tell you all about it… Here’s Jamie! Thanks for that wonderful review, Jamie! Very well done!The happy kids at the Hamilton Homeschool group
I would add, from a parent’s perspective, that the rides and the 4D movies were definitely the best part and even us old folks had fun there. The educational opportunity came from the “Science of Racing” class the kids took at the beginning of our visit. They got to work in teams to create a race car. Then the four teams competed against one another to see who had the fastest car. Then it was back to the drawing board and with some quick lessons in math, and beginner’s physics, the kids were all able to create even faster racers! If you like, you can even try this at home, and there is a pretty interesting worksheet you can use to help create your own STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) lessons right HERE. I was very grateful for the group rate we received as part of the Hamilton Homeschool group and I’d like to give a shout out to Mrs. K for organizing the event. Otherwise, the trip would definitely get pretty costly if you wanted to go over and over again (plus there is the shopping you’re going to want to do at the Lego Store when your day is done) but, I’d say, it would be worth the price to go and check it out at least once. Best ages are probably from about 5-10, although I had a great time too…so I guess it’s good for 29 year olds, as well (cough. cough).
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